Effects of expertise and situation complexity on visual attention and action planning for air traffic control

Hoon Hyun Seok, Tae Kim Kyeong, Mi Song Sun, Sung Yoon Jong, In Lee Jae, Min Cho Sun, Woo Sohn Young

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Abstract

Analyses of eye tracking and think-aloud protocol data were performed to examine novice-expert differences in perceptual and cognitive aspects of air traffic controllers' situation awareness. In Experiment 1, three groups of field air traffic controllers (experts, intermediates, novices) were asked to perceive situations that were manipulated by complexity. In Experiment 2, protocol analysis of controllers' situation awareness was performed to extract cognitive strategies as a function of expertise. Then delayed-recall task and interviews on air traffic control plans for the recalled situations were also executed. Results showed that expert controllers concentrate only on several critical features and have their own strategies to reduce mental workloads.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 50th Annual Meeting, HFES 2006
Pages420-423
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2006 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2006 Oct 162006 Oct 20

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

Other50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2006
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period06/10/1606/10/20

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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Seok, H. H., Kyeong, T. K., Sun, M. S., Jong, S. Y., Jae, I. L., Sun, M. C., & Young, W. S. (2006). Effects of expertise and situation complexity on visual attention and action planning for air traffic control. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 50th Annual Meeting, HFES 2006 (pp. 420-423). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society).