Santa Monica, CA The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is pleased to announce the release of New Trends in Cooperative Activities: Understanding System Dynamics in Complex Environments. This multiperspective collection of original work by top thinkers with respect to teams, team technologies, and team environments is intended to assist "knowledge workers who toil in this millennium . . . to blaze some new trails as innovations in technology create challenges for improving work. . . . It is intended to promote understanding to enable human factors practitioners, information technologists, computer scientists, psychologists, engineers, designers, sociologists, and managers to adapt to the trends and challenges that are forthcoming in this area" (from the Preface).
Topics include features of team coordination, team situational awareness, computer support for cooperative supervisory control, shared cognition, use of a knowledge elicitation approach, using collaborative task analysis as a basis for technical innovation in teams, decision-making studies in a simulated submarine, and coordination in a dynamic medical environment. Includes subject index.
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