- Getting Here
- About UCLIC
- Studying at UCLIC
- News, Events and Seminars
- ICRI Connected Cities
- Staff Intranet
Dr Jonathan Back
Researcher co-investigator on CHI+MED
Location: Room 8.18
Telephone: +44 20 7679 0644 (x 30644)
"Interaction design that better supports the cognitive capabilities of individuals and small teams facilitates the avoidance, detection, and recovery of human error."
To 'err' is human
I wish to further develop an understanding of human error associated with the use of interactive medical devices.
My research builds on:
- aggregated knowledge of resilience across safety-critical domains;
- identification of workarounds that are developed to avoid error;
- findings of controlled experiments, which enable systematic patterns of error to be predicted.
How do we go about predicting an error before it actually happens?
When a task is a well-learnt routine people generally make very few errors. After a disruption, however, some errors occur more frequently.
Based on theoretical accounts of goal-directed behaviour, candidate predictors of human performance can be selected.
Real-time monitoring of interaction may well allow interfaces to dynamically generate cues to support error free performance.
Page last modified on 24 apr 13 14:49 by Jonathan Back