Today we met to discuss the paper we never got to last time, the paper on Endsley re situational awareness:
Toward a Theory of Situation Awareness in Dynamic Systems. Endsley, Mica R. Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Volume 37, Number 1, March 1995 , pp. 32-64(33).
We made a few observations in the process:
- Endsley's definition embedded awareness inside a task context (e.g. flying a plane). Our own interest in awareness, and that of viz, does not seem so focussed on this.
- There was a figure there that pretty much summarized Endsley's model.
- Endsley emphasized the constraints of attention and working memory. Two workarounds were long term memory (for analogies and schema matching), and automaticity (through training).
Until Thursday next week,