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Sensemaking in Safety Critical and Complex Situations
Human Factors and Design

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ISBN 9780367435189
June 16, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
304 Pages 82 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Human Factors-based design that supports the strengths and weaknesses of humans are often missed during the concept and design of complex technical systems. With the focus on digitalization and automation, the human actor is often left out of the loop but needs to step in during safety critical situations. This book describes how Human Factors and Sensemaking can be used as part of the concept and design of safety critical systems, in order to improve safety and resilience.

This book discusses the challenges of automation and automated systems when humans are left out of the loop and then need to intervene when the situation calls for it. It covers human control and accepting that humans must handle the unexpected and describes methods to support this. It’s based on recent accident analysis involving autonomous systems to help move our understanding forward and supports a more modern view on human errors to improve safety in industries like shipping and marine.

The book is for human factors and ergonomists, safety engineers, designers involved in safety critical work, and students.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, how HMI has been evolving

Ian Nimmo

2. A Guide to Human Factors in Accident Investigation

RS Bridger

3. What makes a task safety critical? A barrier-based and easy-to-use roadmap for determining task criticality

Sondre Øie

4. Making sense of sensemaking in high-risk organizations

Brit-Eli Danielsen

5. Prospective Sensemaking in Complex Organizational Domains: A Case and some Reflections

Tor Erik Evjemo

6. The Challenges of Sensemaking and Human Factors in the maritime sector – exploring the Helge Ingstad accident

S. O. Johnsen

7. Addressing Human Factors in Ship Design: Shall We?

Vincentius Rumawas

8. Sensemaking in practical design: a navigation app for fast leisure boats

Thomas Porathe

9. Unified Bridge – design concepts and results

F.B. Bjørneseth

10. Supporting Consistent Design and Sensemaking Across Ship Bridge Equipment Through Open Innovation

Steven C. Mallam and Kjetil Nordby

11. User Centred Agile Development to Support Sensemaking

M. Begnum

12. Improving safety by learning from automation in transport systems with a focus on sensemaking and meaningful human control.

S. Johnsen, K. Fjørtoft, G. Jenssen, T. Moen, Ø. Rødseth

13. Application of Sensemaking: Data/Frame Model, to UAS AIB Reports can Increase UAS GCS Resilience to Human Factor and Ergonomics (HF/E) Shortfalls

Qaisar R. Waraich

14. Constrained autonomy for a better human-automation interface


15. HMI measures for improved sensemaking in Dynamic Positioning operations

Lars Hurlen

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Thomas Porathe Professor of Interaction Design at Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Earlier Associate professor in Human Factors at the Department of Shipping and Marin Technology at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden Research projects: 2015-2018 ONSITE (Design Driven Field Studies for Safer Demanding Marine Operations); 2015-2017 REMOTE Development of concepts for control rooms for fish farms Book Chapters: Porathe, T et al. (2015). Supporting Situation Awareness on the bridge: testing route exchange in a practical e-Navigation study. In A. Weintrit, & T. Neumann (Eds.) Information, Communication and Environment: Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation,: CRC Press Stig Ole Johnsen Senior research scientist at SINTEF, affiliated NTNU. PhD at NTNU and Master of Technology Management, degree from MiT (Massachusetts institute of Technology/ Sloan School of Management) and NTNU. Chair of Human Factors in Control network in Norway with 800 participants; arranging two Human Factors Conferences each year; ESREL Chair of Accident Investigation. Written several book chapters; Journal and Conference papers published regularly.