1st Edition

Applying Systemic-Structural Activity Theory to Design of Human-Computer Interaction Systems

    432 Pages
    by CRC Press

    432 Pages 45 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Concept of Self-Regulation Outside of Activity Theory

    Concept of Self-Regulation versus Input/Output Task Analysis
    Self-Regulation from Control Theory Perspectives
    Self-Regulation in Cognitive Psychology
    Self-Regulation in Action Theory
    Concept of Self-Regulation in I/O Psychology
    Overview of the Concepts of Self-Regulation
    Concept of Self-Regulation in Activity Theory: Psychophysiology and Psychophysics Perspectives
    General Characteristics of Activity Approach
    Anokhins Concept of Functional Self-Regulative System
    Bernshtein’s Concept of Self-Regulation and Motor Activity Analysis
    Applications that Derived from the Psychophysiological Study of Self-Regulation
    Analysis of Activity Strategies in Signal Detection Tasks
    Concept of Self-Regulation in Systemic-Structural Activity Theory and Strategies of Task Performance
    Concept of Self-Regulation and SA: Comparative Analysis
    Self-Regulation Model of Orienting Activity
    General Model of Activity Self-Regulation
    Individual Aspects of Activity Self-Regulation
    Self-Regulation of Positioning Actions Performance
    Thinking as a Self-Regulative System and Task Analysis
    Meaning and Sense as a Tool of Thinking Process
    Meaning as a Function of Standardized Actions
    Study of Thinking in the Framework of Task Analysis
    Self-Regulation Model of Thinking Process
    Integration of Cognitive and Activity Approaches in the Study of Thinking
    Attention as a Self-Regulative System
    Mechanisms of Attention and Strategies of Information Processing
    Self-Regulative Model of Attention
    Cognitive and Behavioral Actions as Basic Units of Activity Analysis
    Description and Classification of Cognitive Actions
    Principles of Cognitive Actions Extraction in Task Analysis
    Description of Motor Actions and the Time of Their Performance
    MTM-1 and Strategies of Activity Performance
    Morphological Analysis of Work Activity during Performance of Human-Computer Interaction Tasks
    Introduction to Morphological Analysis of Activity
    Algorithmic Task Analysis versus Constraint-Based Approach
    Quantitative Assessment of Task Complexity Computer-Based Tasks
    Analysis of Existing Method of Complexity Evaluation of Computer-Based Tasks
    Theoretical Principles for Evaluating the Complexity of the Computer-Based Task
    Complexity Evaluation: Practical Example
    Basic Principles of Morphological Analysis of Computer-Based Tasks
    Extraction of Cognitive and Behavioral Actions from Eye and Mouse Movement Data
    Action Classification Table Analysis
    Algorithmic Description of Task and Its Time Structure Analysis
    Evaluation of Task Complexity of Computer-Based Task
    Introduction to Human Reliability Assessment
    Method of Human Reliability Assessment of Computer-Based Tasks
    Error Analysis in Computer-Based Tasks
    Systemic-Structural Activity Approach to Reliability Assessment of Computer-Based Tasks
    Objectively Logical Analysis of the Existing Method of Task Performance
    Algorithmic Description of Existing Method of Task Performance
    Analysis of Erroneous Actions and Failures for the Existing Method of Task Performance
    Reliability Assessment of the Existing Method of Task Performance
    Algorithmic Description of the New Method of Task Performance
    Evaluation of the Reliability of New Method of Task Performance
    Formalized and Quantitative Analysis of Exploratory Activity in HCI Tasks
    General Characteristics of a Web-Survey Task
    Algorithmic Description of the Web-Survey Task
    Analysis of Abandoned Actions


    Gregory Bedny presently resides in Wayne, NJ. He works as a Research Associate at Evolute, Inc. in Louisville, Kentucky. He is an American citizen who emigrated from the former Soviet where he earned his Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the Educational University of Moscow and a Post-Doctorate Degree (ScD) in Experimental Psychology from the Institute of General and Educational Psychology, National Pedagogical Academy of Science of USSR. He also is Academician of the International Academy of Human Problems in Aviation and Astronautics in Russia and Honorary Doctorate in Science, Ukrainian State University. For his achievements in psychology he has been awarded the Medal of the Ukrainian National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences. He is the author of five original scholarly books, the latest of which were published in USA. The first one was co-authors with Dr David Meister in the US in 1997. This book published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. The second book was co-authored with Dr. Karwowski in the US in 2007. This book published by Taylor and Francis Group. He also is the co-editor of two books published by Taylor and Francis Group in 2008 and 2011. He was invited editor of journal Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, V-5, #3, 2004. In former Soviet Union he worked as Industrial Engineer of Food Processing Machinery Factory, Industrial Psychologist in Industrial Research and Consulting Institute. After receiving his doctorate degrees he worked as associate and then full professor in Construction Engineering State University, in Marines Postgraduate School (part time), Pedagogical University in Odessa, Ukraine. He is author of different textbooks for universities in former Soviet Union. Dr Bedny has been conducting research on general and systemic-structural activity theory for the past 25 years. Systemic-structural activity theory is high level generality theory from which derived unified and standardize m

    "The book overcomes the traditional separation between cognition, behavior, and motivation using a systemic approach to the analysis of human work activity. The new approach enables a more user-friendly design of tasks in HCI and ergonomic design of complex human–machine systems such as operation of automatic or semiautomatic systems. … The authors did an outstanding job."
    —Helmut Strasser, Ergonomics Division Siegen University/Germany

    "… presents a new systemic view based on activity theory to a very challenging multi-dimensional field. … The theory presented in the book is put into practice and can be used also by practitioners in different fields."
    —Jussi Kantola Professor, University of Vaasa, Finland