Simulation of Socio-Technical Systems for Human-Centred Ship Bridge Design

Cilli Sobiech, Mark Eilers, Christian Denker, Andreas Lüdtke, Paul Allen, Gary Randall, Denis Javaux
Proceedings: International Conference on Human Factors in Ship Design & Operation 2014
In this paper a human-centred design methodology is presented to develop an Adaptive Bridge System (ABS) that adapts the content, distribution and presentation of information to an individual seafarer and to the whole bridge team. In CASCADe (FP7-SST.2012.4.1-1), model-based Cooperative and Adaptive Ship-based Context Aware DEsign, the ship bridge is seen as a cooperative socio-technical system. This cooperative system perspective is essential for our techniques, tools and design developments in CASCADe. We will show how our perspective and methodology supports the analysis of crew performance and leads to bridge system development that considers cooperation and situational awareness of ship´s crews. Besides the Physical Simulation Platform of the ABS, itself a ship bridge simulator, we develop a functionally equivalent Virtual Simulation Platform that is purely based on models of human and machine agents, their tasks and resources. The Virtual Simulation Platform allows us to evaluate bridge designs at early development stages by using computational models of virtual seafarers that mimic task execution, situational awareness, human-human as well as human-machine cooperation of real seafarers.
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The Royal Institution of Naval Architects
The Royal Institution of Naval Architects
Model-based Cooperative and Adaptive Ship-based Context Aware Design
The Royal Institution of Naval Architects