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Information Display Design: Three Attempts at Superseding the Traditional Process Mimic Display

  • Gisle Andresen
Conference paper

Abstract

An information display is a visual presentation of plant information on a computer screen used by operators to monitor and control the plant. The information is typically visualized by means of a process mimic format; hence, information displays are also known as process mimic displays. In this chapter we will present research on three display concepts that aspire to supersede traditional process mimic displays. The concepts are called task-based, ecological and function-oriented displays. The chapter presents the main characteristics of each concept and explains why they are hypothesised to be better than traditional displays. Because the empirical evidence is still scarce, the chapter will primarily focus on the design work.

Keywords

Graphical Element Unanticipated Event Information Display Abstraction Hierarchy Service Signal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.OECD Halden Reactor ProjectInstitutt for EnergiteknikkHaldenNorway

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