Tag Archives: Human Systems

Function allocation (in healthcare)

Challenger et al (2013) offer a rather dismal assessment of the introduction of a computerized system to manage medical records for all patients in the UK National Health Service. They attribute the problems with this system to a failure of the design team to apply an appropriate function allocation strategy.  If it is done at all, function allocation is typically done poorly. Challenger et al (2013) offer a perspective that is well in advance of the usual fare.

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Automation Infatuation

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The topic for the 2014 Human Factors Prize is human-automation.  This is more than unfortunate.  It undermines our fundamental mission of developing human-centric work environments.

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