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Human-Computer Interaction and Operators' Performance

Optimizing Work Design with Activity Theory, 1st Edition

Edited by Gregory Z. Bedny, Waldemar Karwowski

CRC Press

461 pages | 102 B/W Illus.

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A collection of works authored by leading scientists from the US and Russia, Human-Computer Interaction and Operators’ Performance: Optimizing Work Design with Activity Theory describes applied and systemic-structural activity theory as it is used to study human-computer interaction, aviation, design, and training. Important from a theoretical and practical perspective, the book describes new analytical and experimental methods in the study of human work.

The book facilitates the exchange of ideas between scientists working in ergonomics, human factors, human-computer interaction, industrial/organizational psychology, economics, management training, and other related areas. Drawing on their theoretical perspectives, the authors provide a comparative analysis of the various schools working in activity theory and a new approach to the study of human work derived from applied and systemic-structural activity theory. They cover special topics such as functional analysis of attention and classification of professions developed utilizing applied activity theory methods. In addition the book presents comparative analysis of work activity theory and applications.

Representing the next significant step in the development of applied and systemic-structural activity theory, the book offers a balanced picture of theoretical and applied issues in the study of human work from general, applied, and systemic-structural activity theory points of view. It provides state-of-the art information and emphasizes its application to the study of human work while interacting with advanced technology.

Table of Contents

Activity Theory in Studying Performance

Introduction to Applied and Systemic-Structural Activity Theory, G. Bedny and W. Karwowski

The Relationship between External and Internal Aspects of Activity Theory and Its Importance in the Study of Human Work, G. Bedny, W. Karwowski, and F. Voskoboynikov

Human–Computer Interaction

Task Concept and Its Major Attributes in Ergonomics and Psychology, W. Karwowski and G. Bedny

Task Concept in Production and Nonproduction Environments, G. Bedny and W. Karwowski

Microgenetic Principles in the Study of Computer-Based Tasks, T. Sengupta, I. Bedny, and G. Bedny

Abandoned Actions Reveal Design Flaws: An Illustration by a Web-Survey Task, I.S. Bedny and G.Z. Bedny

Evaluation of Computer Users’ Psychophysiological Functional State

Optimization of Human–Computer Interaction by Adjusting Psychophysiological State of the Operator, A.M. Karpoukhina

Psychophysiological Analysis of Students’ Functional States during Computer Training, D.A. Yakovetc and I.S. Bedny

Work Activity in Aviation

Characteristics of Pilots’ Activity in Emergency Situations Resulting from Technical Failure, V. Ponomarenko and G. Bedny

Functional Analysis of Pilot Activity: A Method of Investigation of Flight Safety, V. Ponomarenko and W. Karwowski

Methodology for Teaching Flight-Specific English to Nonnative English-Speaking Air-Traffic Controllers, R. Makarov and F. Voskoboynikov

Special Topics in the Study of Human Work from the Activity Theory Perspective

Functional Analysis of Attention, G. Bedny and W. Karwowski

Real and Potential Structures of Activity and the Interrelationship with Features of Personality, G. Zarakovsky and W. Karwowski

Application of Laser-Based Acupuncture to Improve Operators’ Psychophysiological States, A. Karpoukhina and O. Kokun

Information Processing and Holistic Learning and Training in an Organization: A Systemic-Structural Activity Theoretical Approach, K. Synytsya and H. von Brevern

Effort, Fatigue, Sleepiness, and Attention Networks Activity: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study, T. Marek, M. Fafrowicz, K. Golonka, J. Mojsa-Kaja, H. Oginska, K. Tucholska, E. Beldzik, A. Domagalik, and A. Urbanik


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Ergonomics Design & Mgmt. Theory & Applications

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Subject Categories

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