Secrets of the analog operating panels: Can they be revealed digitally in the new training simulator

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    Abstract

    Design of novel interface technologies is challenging especially when the system is to be used in an advanced process control activity. In this paper, we present the design process of a new interactive operating panel system, "Virtual panels," for a training simulator of a Finnish nuclear power station. The Virtual panel concept has been realized as a part of the training simulator's human-system interface by introducing a set of touch-sensitive wall-mounted and table-top displays. The previously used conventional analogue operating panels provided the model for the new digital panel system. The main design aim has been to be able to capture the quality "look and feel" of the old analogue panel system in digital form. Overall, the Virtual panel development has been an invaluable learning experience for the whole multidisciplinary design team, and many innovative solutions but also defensible compromises has needed to be made in order to realize the new digital operating panel system.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationECCE '13 Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2013
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-2251-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event31st European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE 2013 - Toulouse, France
    Duration: 26 Aug 201328 Aug 2013

    Conference

    Conference31st European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE 2013
    Abbreviated titleECCE 2013
    CountryFrance
    CityToulouse
    Period26/08/1328/08/13

    Keywords

    • design of work tools
    • process control
    • touch screen technology

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    Koskinen, H., & Laarni, J. (2013). Secrets of the analog operating panels: Can they be revealed digitally in the new training simulator. In ECCE '13 Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2013 [19] Association for Computing Machinery ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/2501907.2501950