Effect of task difficulty on fault diagnosis strategy

Anpin Chin, Ram R. Bishu

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The application of appropriate strategies is the key in fault diagnosis. Most studies on fault diagnosis have paid attention to complexity simplification, and various approaches have been studied to assist humans in overcoming difficulties. Interface design and training are two main directions to improving human performance in fault diagnosis. A number of visual aiding tools have been designed to decrease the effect of perceptual complexity. With a set of topographic search tasks, this study evaluates the efficacy of two typical strategies, linear tracing strategy and structure decomposing strategy, on different levels of task difficulty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Part 2 (of 2) - Nashville, TN, USA
Duration: Oct 24 1994Oct 28 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics


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