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

1st Edition

By Gregory Z. Bedny, Waldemar Karwowski, Inna Bedny

CRC Press

432 pages

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Human�Computer Interaction (HCI) is no longer limited to trained software users. Today people interact with various devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and laptops. How can such interaction be made more user friendly, even when user proficiency levels vary? This book explores methods for assessing the psychological complexity of compute

Table of Contents

The Concept of Self-Regulation Outside of Activity Theory. Concepts of Self-Regulation in Activity Theory from Psychophysiological and Psychophysics Perspectives. Concept of Self-Regulation in Systemic-Structural Activity Theory and Strategies of Task Performance. Thinking as a Self-Regulative System and Task Analysis. Attention as a Self-Regulative System. Cognitive and Behavioral Actions as Basic Units of Activity Analysis. Morphological Analysis of Activity During Performance of HCI Tasks. Quantitative Assessment of Task Complexity Computer Based Tasks. Complexity Evaluation: Practical Example. Introduction To Human Reliability Assessment. A Systemic-Structural Activity Approach to Reliability Assessment of Computer Based Tasks. Formalized and Quantitative Analysis of Exploratory Activity in HCI Tasks.

About the Authors

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM079010
COMPUTERS / Social Aspects / Human-Computer Interaction
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety