Visual sampling in a road traffic management control room task

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Control room tasks like road traffic management require continuous visual assessment paired with active interventions. This includes monitoring a range of information sources and resolution of live scenarios in real time using Standard Operating Procedures. We investigated how three operators resolved a simulated ‘object in the road’task, requiring information gathering and integration from multiple displays. Visual sampling was quantified from eyetracking and related to a Hierarchical Task Analysis. Operators followed heterogeneous strategies to accomplish the same main goal, differing in the attended ROI sequence and task component weighting. Differing preferences for information sampling were accommodated by prescribed data entry fields in the incident log.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2015
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2015, Daventry, Northamptonshire, UK, 13-16 April 2015
Editors Sarah Sharples, Steven Shorrock, Patrick Waterson
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Conference on Ergonomics and Human Factors, 2015 - Daventry, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Apr 201516 Apr 2015


ConferenceInternational Conference on Ergonomics and Human Factors, 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom

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