Modeling Adaptive Behavior for Systems Design

Jens Rasmussen

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    Field studies in modern work systems and analysis of recent major accidents have pointed to a need for better models of the adaptive behavior of individuals and organizations operating in a dynamic and highly competitive environment. The paper presents a discussion of some key characteristics of the predictive models required for the design of work supports systems, that is,information systems serving as the human-work interface. Three basic issues are in focus: 1.) Some fundamental problems in analysis and modeling modern dynamic work systems caused by the adaptive nature of human behavior; 2.) The basic difference between the models of system functions used in engineering and design and those evolving from basic research within the various academic disciplines and finally 3.) The models and methods required for closed-loop, feedback system design.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEA Symposium on Human Factors in Design for Manufaturability
    Number of pages19
    Publication date1994
    Publication statusPublished - 1994
    Event12th Congress of the International Ergonomics Society - Toronto, Canada
    Duration: 16 Aug 199417 Aug 1994
    Conference number: 12


    Conference12th Congress of the International Ergonomics Society


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