The Human Viewpoint for System Architectures

  • Holly A.H. Handley

Part of the Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality book series (TSRQ, volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Robert Smillie
    Pages 1-6
  3. Holly A. H. Handley
    Pages 7-15
  4. Holly A. H. Handley
    Pages 17-25
  5. Holly A. H. Handley
    Pages 27-38
  6. Holly A. H. Handley
    Pages 39-46
  7. Holly A. H. Handley
    Pages 47-54
  8. Holly A. H. Handley
    Pages 75-83
  9. Holly A. H. Handley
    Pages 93-101
  10. C. Ariel Pinto, Mark Guilford
    Pages 135-144
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 151-177

About this book


This book describes a methodology to represent socio-technical system concerns in the system architecting process. The resulting set of Human Views augments traditional system viewpoints with human-focused data. The Human Viewpoint methodology classifies the socio-technical system context, identifies and collects pertinent data, renders models that can be used for discussion and analysis, and presents the results in Fit for Purpose views that are useful for decision making. The inclusion of the Human Viewpoint during the system architecting stage allows the evaluation of human-system design trade-offs, recognises the impact of the human operator on system performance, and provides the foundation for Human System Integration evaluations during the ensuing system development.


System Architectures Socio-technical Systems Model based system engineering System Architecting Human System Integration Human System Engineering INCOSE

Authors and affiliations

  • Holly A.H. Handley
    • 1
  1. 1.Engineering Management and Systems EngineeringOld Dominion UniversityNorfolkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-11628-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-11629-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0443
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-0285
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