Supporting Situation Awareness with Peripheral Feedback on Monitoring Behavior

Fortmann, Florian and Müller, Heiko and Brauer, Dierk and Boll, Susanne
Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational
Maintaining situation awareness during supervisory control of automated systems is a mental task, which requires the human operator to perform adequate monitoring behavior. But research has shown that this requirement is often violated, e.g., due to distraction and fatigue. To overcome this problem, we envision an adaptive, peripheral light display conveying feedback on the adequacy of the monitoring behavior of the human operator. This paper presents the results of a focus group, which has been conducted in order to specify (1) which type of information regarding the adequacy of monitoring behavior should be conveyed by the peripheral feedback display and (2) how the information should be encoded in light.
10 / 2014
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