Operators׳ adaptation to imperfect automation – Impact of miss-prone alarm systems on attention allocation and performance

dc.contributor.authorOnnasch, Linda
dc.contributor.authorRuff, Stefan
dc.contributor.authorManzey, Dietrich
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-04T12:42:11Z
dc.date.available2020-12-04T12:42:11Z
dc.date.issued2014-05-13
dc.description.abstractOperators in complex environments are often supported by alarm systems that indicate when to shift attention to certain tasks. As alarms are not perfectly reliable, operators have to select appropriate strategies of attention allocation to compensate for unreliability and to maintain overall performance. This study explores how humans adapt to differing alarm reliabilities. Within a multi-task simulation consisting of a monitoring task and two other concurrent tasks, participants were assigned to one of five groups. In the manual control group none of the tasks was supported by an alarm system, whereas the four experimental groups were supported in the monitoring task by a miss-prone alarm system differing in reliability, i.e. 68.75%, 75%, 87.5%, 93.75%. Compared to the manual control group, all experimental groups benefited from the support by alarms, with best performance for the highest reliability condition. However, for the lowest reliability group the benefit was associated with an increased attentional effort, a more demanding attention allocation strategy, and a declined relative performance in a concurrent task. Results are discussed in the context of recent automation research.en
dc.identifier.eissn1095-9300
dc.identifier.issn1071-5819
dc.identifier.urihttps://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/12113
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-10989
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subject.ddc150 Psychologiede
dc.subject.otheralarm systemsen
dc.subject.otherreliabilityen
dc.subject.othermiss-prone automationen
dc.subject.otherattention allocationen
dc.subject.otheradaptive behaviouren
dc.titleOperators׳ adaptation to imperfect automation – Impact of miss-prone alarm systems on attention allocation and performanceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.type.versionacceptedVersionen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.1016/j.ijhcs.2014.05.001en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.issue10-11en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleInternational Journal of Human-Computer Studiesen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameElsevieren
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceAmsterdamen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pageend782en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pagestart772en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume72en
tub.accessrights.dnbfreeen
tub.affiliationFak. 5 Verkehrs- und Maschinensysteme>Inst. Psychologie und Arbeitswissenschaft>FG Arbeits-, Ingenieur- und Organisationspsychologiede
tub.affiliation.facultyFak. 5 Verkehrs- und Maschinensystemede
tub.affiliation.groupFG Arbeits-, Ingenieur- und Organisationspsychologiede
tub.affiliation.instituteInst. Psychologie und Arbeitswissenschaftde
tub.publisher.universityorinstitutionTechnische Universität Berlinen
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