Empirical evidence for a model of operator reaction to alerting systems

Steven J. Landry, Anil Divvela

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Abstract

A sample of aviation safety reports related to the Ground Proximity Warning System was pulled from the Aviation Safety Reporting System. These reports were used to evaluate a model of operator reaction to alerting systems, particularly focusing on cases of noncompliance. The model posited that operators try to define a causal path from the distal situation triggering the alert (which is generally unknown) to the proximal cues. The model implies that alert response behavior can be influenced by manipulating those factors that affect the ability to construct this mapping. Based on the examination of the reports, two refinements of the model are proposed. First, the ability to define a causal path is affected by time pressure; only those paths that can be verified are checked. Second, the paths are checked against preconceptions based on the task situation. These findings may have implications for the design of procedures and alerting systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEngineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics - 7th International Conference, EPCE 2007. Held as Part of HCI International 2007, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages522-530
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783540733300
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Event7th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, EPCE 2007 - Beijing, China
Duration: Jul 22 2007Jul 27 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4562 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, EPCE 2007
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period7/22/077/27/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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