Chapter 13

Control system interface design

R. Scaife

Abstract

Human factors in control system interface design is a complex area of human factors, drawing from cognitive psychology and other human sciences. The chapter provides guidance on the key principles for achieving an optimal design which includes: the presentation of information; the associated system controls; and alarm system management. Consideration of even a few simple principles during design can avoid significant human errors and usability issues during prototyping and final design. The aim of this chapter is to ensure that the reader is aware of the key principles and is equipped to seek more detailed information or advice for developing human interfaces that support the user interaction ...

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