Human Factors Engineering in Large-scale Digital Control Systems

  • Jong Hyun Kim
  • Poong Hyun Seong
Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)


An approach to improve human reliability is introduced in this chapter. Major methods to analyze human reliability have been reviewed in Chapter 7. Chapter 8 presents human factors-related activities to design a human-machine interface (HMI), especially for nuclear power plant (NPP) applications. Human factors engineering (HFE) is strictly applied in the nuclear industry. Designing a good HMI enhances human reliability and prevents human errors, as well as helping with training and proceduralization. An HFE process to design an HMI for a safety critical system that requires high reliability for operators consists of three steps: analysis, design, and verification & validation (V&V).


Task Analysis Situation Awareness Mental Workload Function Allocation Abstraction Hierarchy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jong Hyun Kim
    • 1
  • Poong Hyun Seong
    • 2
  1. 1.MMIS Team, Nuclear Engineering and Technology InstituteKorea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) Co., Ltd.DaejeonKorea, Republic of
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear and Quantum EngineeringKorea Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyDaejeonKorea, Republic of

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