Designing tools for emergency operations: New method of parallel augmented exercise

Leena Norros, Marja Liinasuo, R. Hutton

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    Abstract

    Motivation - To improve Emergency Response activity by designing technical support to maintain a common operational picture (COP) of the emergency situation.
    Research approach - A design experiment was conducted to test solutions to support identification of hazardous gases in an accident. A new method was proposed to tackle the known design problem labelled the "task-artefact-cycle" and to identify promisingness of technologies in a future context of use.
    Findings/Design - The results reveal decision making demands in a fire situation, how they are tackled in the present practice, and what added value the tested new technology might bring.
    Research limitations/Implications - The study was a first case in which the proposed method was used.
    Originality/Value - The research proposes a theoretically based new method for analysis of user activity in the design context.
    Take away message - The "task-artefact cycle" can be tackled by creating conceptually oriented formative methods of activity analysis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationECCE 2010 Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
    Pages49-56
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-60558-946-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event28th Annual European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE 2010 - Delft, Netherlands
    Duration: 25 Aug 201027 Aug 2010
    Conference number: 28

    Conference

    Conference28th Annual European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE 2010
    Abbreviated titleECCE 2010
    CountryNetherlands
    CityDelft
    Period25/08/1027/08/10

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    Keywords

    • Activity analysis
    • design study
    • emergency response
    • common operational picture

    Cite this

    Norros, L., Liinasuo, M., & Hutton, R. (2010). Designing tools for emergency operations: New method of parallel augmented exercise. In ECCE 2010 Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics (pp. 49-56). Association for Computing Machinery ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/1962300.1962313