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Journal Cover   Measurement and Control
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   ISSN (Print) 0020-2940
   Published by Sage Publications Homepage  [813 journals]
  • Commercial News
    • Pages: 70 - 70
      PubDate: 2015-04-09T08:17:47-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0020294015576667
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2015)
  • The Chief Executive's Almost Fifth Column: The Return
    • Pages: 71 - 72
      PubDate: 2015-04-09T08:17:47-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0020294015576681
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2015)
  • Manchester News
    • Pages: 73 - 73
      PubDate: 2015-04-09T08:17:47-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0020294015576682
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2015)
  • 2016 and Beyond ...: Elections for Vice-Presidents and Members of Council,
    • Pages: 74 - 74
      PubDate: 2015-04-09T08:17:47-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0020294015576683
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2015)
  • New CCS Company
    • Pages: 74 - 74
      PubDate: 2015-04-09T08:17:47-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0020294015576690
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2015)
  • InstMC Membership Elections and Transfers
    • Pages: 75 - 75
      PubDate: 2015-04-09T08:17:47-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0020294015576691
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2015)
  • Michael John Yates March 1943 - February 2015
    • Pages: 76 - 76
      PubDate: 2015-04-09T08:17:47-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0020294015582147
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2015)
  • Interface News
    • Pages: 77 - 79
      PubDate: 2015-04-09T08:17:47-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0020294015576693
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2015)
  • Special Themed Papers on "Control Room Ergonomics" for Celebrating 10th
           Anniversary of Hong Kong Section - An Introduction
    • Authors: Ho; J. K.
      Pages: 80 - 80
      PubDate: 2015-04-09T08:17:47-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0020294015577744
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2015)
  • Interface Design and Display-Control Compatibility
    • Authors: Tsang, S. N; Ho, J. K, Chan, A. H.
      Pages: 81 - 86
      Abstract: The increasing complexity of control room environments requires operators to interact with a wide variety of display signals and control devices. Therefore, the design of displays and controls plays an important part in determining the overall performance of operators. Compatible display-control design facilitates performance and reduces human errors that may occur as a result of a mismatch between the expectations of the operators and the relationships between the displays and controls. Three specific design compatibilities, namely, spatial compatibility, movement compatibility, and conceptual compatibility are introduced and discussed in detail in this paper. It is anticipated that this paper will provide pragmatic recommendations to assist interface designers to improve operational system effectiveness and safety by considering the many aspects of display-control compatibility necessary for effective human–machine interface design.
      PubDate: 2015-04-09T08:17:47-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0020294015569264
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2015)
  • Effects of Target Prevalence and Speech Intelligibility on Visual Search
    • Authors: Yu, R; Yang, L, Liu, C.
      Pages: 87 - 91
      Abstract: Visual search is commonly performed in the control rooms of several industries such as nuclear power plants, flight control, security screening, and monitoring. In this study, the effects of target prevalence and speech intelligibility on visual search performance were investigated. A 2 (target prevalence: low versus high) x 3 (speech transmission index = 0 versus 0.51 versus 0.69) mixed design experiment was conducted. Target prevalence was a between-subject variable, whereas the speech transmission index was a within-subject variable. A total of 32 participants participated in simulated X-ray screening tasks in different speech intelligibility conditions. Results revealed that both the target prevalence and the speech transmission index level had significant effects on visual search performance. The reaction time was shorter and the miss error rate was higher under low target prevalence condition than in high target prevalence condition. Compared with no speech condition (speech transmission index = 0), the reaction time of the participants increased significantly with the presence of intelligible speech in an acoustic environment. Performance loss was greatest when the speech transmission index was 0.51. The interaction effect of target prevalence and speech transmission index level was also significant. Proper measures should be taken to reduce unfavorable effects of low target prevalence and intelligible speech in acoustic environment on visual search performance in control rooms.
      PubDate: 2015-04-09T08:17:47-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0020294015569265
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2015)
  • Human Factors in Control Room Modernisation
    • Authors: Lin, C. J; Hsieh, T.-L, Yang, C.-W.
      Pages: 92 - 96
      Abstract: In view of the benefits of human factors engineering for nuclear power plants, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission published a series of Nuclear Regulatory documents to describe the systematic methodologies and processes of human factors engineering on functional requirements analysis and function allocation, task analysis, human–system interface design, training program development, and so forth of the main control room of the nuclear power plant. The purpose of this paper is to introduce the application of human factors engineering to evaluate the usability and safety of the hybrid human–system interfaces developed for the conventional main control room during the process of modernisation. A comprehensive checklist with human factors guidelines was adopted to evaluate the usability of the hybrid human–system interfaces. Expert interview was adopted to collect data on task performance, workload, situation awareness, communication, and coordination based on operators’ experiences. The results provide guidance and a technical basis that should help plant staff with planning changes to the human–system interfaces of main control rooms that address issues that arise during control room modernisation.
      PubDate: 2015-04-09T08:17:47-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0020294015572666
      Issue No: Vol. 48, No. 3 (2015)
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