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Principles for dialogue design in man-machine systems

Hollnagel, E. and Weir, G.R.S. (1988) Principles for dialogue design in man-machine systems. In: 3rd IFAC/IFIP/IFORS/IEA Conference on Analysis, Design and Evaluation of Man-Machine Systems, 1988-06-14 - 1988-06-16.

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This paper emphasises the cognitive engineering of complex systems. It is clear that a unifying approach is required to bring together the otherwise complementary but disparate display based and task based methodologies. What is missing is an interaction or dialogue centred aspect to the design (Hollnagel and Weir, 1988), which can accommodate the exigencies of both display design and task design.