HMI602. Joint Cognitive Systems: Introduction to Cognitive Systems Engineering, 5 points

Instructor Erik Hollnagel, IDA/LiU,
Semester See:
Prerequisites Graduate status as HMI student
Content The course presents main concepts, data, and methods of Cognitive Systems Engineering. The concepts are the basic hypotheses and assumptions about the domain of human work. The data define the empirical basis for CSE, and thereby provide the justification for the concepts. The methods, finally, refer to the consistent and systematic ways in which the concepts and the data of CSE can be applied. The application can have a practical or utilitarian purpose such as in design, i.e., the specification and implementation of a specific (joint) cognitive system. It can also have a more scientific purpose, such as improving the understanding of the set of causes that have led to a specific consequence, or understanding the way in which various aspects or conditions interact, for instance in the development of automation. Focus on the use of CSE for interface design and evaluation, development of tools and support systems, risk and reliability analysis, and accident investigation.

Literature Hollnagel, E. and Woods, D. (in preparation) Cognitive Systems Engineering.
Selected papers.

Examination TBD
Other Teaching style: Guided discussions based on reading of prepared material. Case studies and examples will be used to illustrate the practical application of the main concepts and methods.