WIT Press


Improving Interface Usability For Train Dispatchers In Future Traffic Control Systems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR980881

Volume

37

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

975 kb

Author(s)

Arne W. Andersson, Bengt Sandblad & Alexander Nilsson

Abstract

The operator's interface to train traffic control systems must support high efficiency and a good work environment. Modern research on human-computer interaction in complex and dynamic work situations gives a framework for requirement specifications. Important aspects concern cognitive workload, limitations in memory capacity, dynamic decision processes and work environment problems. Operators should be able to prevent disturbances rather then to react on alarms. The train dispatchers' work has been studied through observations and interviews. Based on this, we have identified requirements for interfaces to tomorrow's traffic control systems. Prototypes of new operator interfaces have been imple

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