The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Cognitive work analysis of a sensor to effecter system: implications for network structures

Cognitive work analysis of a sensor to effecter system: implications for network structures
Cognitive work analysis of a sensor to effecter system: implications for network structures
This paper presents a Cognitive Work Analysis of a command and control experimental
environment. The network facilitates the exchange of information between agents in
the field and a series of centrally located commanders. The environment developed
allows the manipulation of dependent variables to establish the most efficient network
structure for a variety of different scenarios. Cognitive Work Analysis has been used to
analyse and model the experimental system and hypothesise the implications of
changes to the network structure and the resulting influence this will have on the
system and the agents contained within. The analysis uses a Work Domain Analysis to
capture the purpose of the system. A Control Task Analysis outlines the task required
to fulfil the purpose of the system. This task is broken down in a Strategies Analysis,
which explains the possible ways that the system can be configured to enable the
same end state. A Social Organisation and Cooperation Analysis elucidates which of
the actors within the system can perform the tasks required. Finally a Worker
Competencies Analysis describes the resulting behavioural characteristics the actors
will exert depending on the level of tasks they are assigned.
Stanton, Neville A.
351a44ab-09a0-422a-a738-01df1fe0fadd
Walker, Guy H.
6439272c-58bb-4463-84d3-61357d91b2b6
Jenkins, Daniel P.
b970d85d-651e-41a5-8a5f-fee336df848c
Salmon, Paul M.
8fcdacc0-31f9-4276-bd9e-8127db6c806e
Young, Mark S.
f7204378-f076-4b00-a9ae-edc94695abb7
Stanton, Neville A.
351a44ab-09a0-422a-a738-01df1fe0fadd
Walker, Guy H.
6439272c-58bb-4463-84d3-61357d91b2b6
Jenkins, Daniel P.
b970d85d-651e-41a5-8a5f-fee336df848c
Salmon, Paul M.
8fcdacc0-31f9-4276-bd9e-8127db6c806e
Young, Mark S.
f7204378-f076-4b00-a9ae-edc94695abb7

Stanton, Neville A., Walker, Guy H., Jenkins, Daniel P., Salmon, Paul M. and Young, Mark S. (2006) Cognitive work analysis of a sensor to effecter system: implications for network structures. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter Meeting. 22 pp .

Record type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Abstract

This paper presents a Cognitive Work Analysis of a command and control experimental
environment. The network facilitates the exchange of information between agents in
the field and a series of centrally located commanders. The environment developed
allows the manipulation of dependent variables to establish the most efficient network
structure for a variety of different scenarios. Cognitive Work Analysis has been used to
analyse and model the experimental system and hypothesise the implications of
changes to the network structure and the resulting influence this will have on the
system and the agents contained within. The analysis uses a Work Domain Analysis to
capture the purpose of the system. A Control Task Analysis outlines the task required
to fulfil the purpose of the system. This task is broken down in a Strategies Analysis,
which explains the possible ways that the system can be configured to enable the
same end state. A Social Organisation and Cooperation Analysis elucidates which of
the actors within the system can perform the tasks required. Finally a Worker
Competencies Analysis describes the resulting behavioural characteristics the actors
will exert depending on the level of tasks they are assigned.

PDF
__soton.ac.uk_ude_personalfiles_users_jr1d11_mydesktop_ePrints_CWA.pdf - Accepted Manuscript
Download (490kB)

More information

e-pub ahead of print date: 2006
Venue - Dates: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter Meeting, 2006-01-01
Organisations: Transportation Group

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 367346
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/367346
PURE UUID: c0ab91d9-3fd9-4fff-970d-75b9db6c1bec
ORCID for Neville A. Stanton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8562-3279

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 12 Sep 2014 15:28
Last modified: 19 Jun 2019 00:33

Export record

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×