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Self-Regulation in Activity Theory: Applied Work Design for Human-Computer and Human-Machine Systems (Hardback)

Gregory Z. Bedny, Waldemar Karwowski, Inna Bedny

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ISBN 10: 1466569336 / ISBN 13: 9781466569331
Edité par Taylor Francis Inc, United States, 2014
Neuf(s) Etat : New Hardback
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Every complex human-machine system includes a computer as a critically important means of work. However, an operator s interaction with a computerized system cannot be reduced to only performing computer-based tasks. Today human-computer interaction (HCI) is not limited to trained software users. People of all ages use all different kinds of gadgets such as mobile phone, tablets, laptops, etc. Written by Gregory Z. Bedny, this two volume set takes a two-pronged approach. Application of Systemic-Structural Activity Theory to Design and Training discusses the action involved when an operator performs various tasks in highly automated technological systems and interacts with various displays and controls. It also includes consideration of certain aspects of analysis of computerized tasks. At the same time, it also considers manual components of work in contemporary industry. Levels of computer proficiency of computer interface users vary widely. How do we make HCI user friendly? How do we shorten the training process for new kinds of software and for constantly changing interfaces? Applying Systemic-Structural Activity Theory to Design of Human-Computer Interaction Systems answers these questions and more. Together, these two books give you quantitative methods for assessing psychological complexity and reliability of task performance that can save you time and money in interface design. They also present state-of-the-art information in SSAT and demonstrates its application to the task analysis, design, and training. N° de réf. du libraire AAS9781466569331

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Titre : Self-Regulation in Activity Theory: Applied ...

Éditeur : Taylor Francis Inc, United States

Date d'édition : 2014

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Every complex human?machine system includes a computer as a critically important means of work. However, an operator?s interaction with a computerized system cannot be reduced to only performing computer-based tasks. Today human-computer interaction (HCI) is not limited to trained software users. People of all ages use all different kinds of gadgets such as mobile phone, tablets, laptops, etc. Written by Gregory Z. Bedny, this two volume set takes a two-pronged approach.

Application of Systemic-Structural Activity Theory to Design and Training discusses the action involved when an operator performs various tasks in highly automated technological systems and interacts with various displays and controls. It also includes consideration of certain aspects of analysis of computerized tasks. At the same time, it also considers manual components of work in contemporary industry.

Levels of computer proficiency of computer interface users vary widely. How do we make HCI user friendly? How do we shorten the training process for new kinds of software and for constantly changing interfaces? Applying Systemic-Structural Activity Theory to Design of Human-Computer Interaction Systems answers these questions and more.

Together, these two books give you quantitative methods for assessing psychological complexity and reliability of task performance that can save you time and money in interface design. They also present state-of-the-art information in SSAT and demonstrates its application to the task analysis, design, and training.

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This book provides insight into the application of Applied and Systemic-Structural Activity Theory (SSAT) to the study of human work. There are a number of independent experimental methods and techniques for the study of Human-Computer Interaction and work analysis in general. However there is no integral and unified theory behind the application of these methods and techniques. Until now. This book presents a unified theory and analytical procedure for the study of human work and ergonomic design where predictive models of work behavior are the main tool for design process and work analysis.

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