The german journal at – Automatisierungstechnik features an article of members of our research group about Blended Interaction in its current issue. at – Automatisierungstechnik publishes articles covering the entire range of automation technology. The journal maintains close ties to research institutes and universities engaged in automation research. It serves the industry as an important guide on matters related to the development of new theoretical methods and their potential areas of application.
The article is written in german and can be found here:
Blended Interaction – Neue Wege zur Vermischung realer und digitaler Interaktionskonzepte im Kontext von Leitwarten
Tobias Schwarz, Simon Butscher, Jens Müller and Harald Reiterer
Blended Interaction is introduced as a novel approach to a holistic design of the work environment of control room operators. It addresses a continuously growing complexity of human-machine interfaces in control rooms. The approach bases on the principles of reality-based interaction styles, which emphasize both, the operators with their innate abilities and the work environment’s situational context. In addition, results of an evaluation with user from a traffic control room will be presented in which a potential paradigm shift to new forms of interaction is examined.