A Guide To Task Analysis

Author: B Kirwan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203221451
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This work shows readers how to target task analysis TA resources effectively over the life cycle of a project from conceptual design Through To Systems Operation, Noting The Role Of TA In Safety And Quality assurance, minimizing operator error,

An Integrated Formal Task Specification Method for Smart Environments

Author: Maik Wurdel
Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
ISBN: 3832529489
Format: PDF, Docs
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This thesis is concerned with the development of interactive systems for smart environments. One of the characteristic of smart environments is the need to support different interaction paradigms at runtime. On the one hand interaction is performed explicitly: the user performs an action in order to interact with the system (e.g., pressing a button to adjust the light). On the other hand actions of the user are interpreted by the smart environment, even though they have not been performed primarily to interact with the system: implicit interactions (e.g., walking to the speaker's desk to give a talk). A smart environment tries to infer those interactions to assist the user in her work (e.g., display slides at the projection canvas). Both interaction paradigms originate from different research fields and are currently treated independently although implicit and explicit interaction mutually influence each other and occur interleaved. The thesis introduces a task modeling language in order to cope with the given requirements of smart environments which can be used to perform interaction development for smart environments in a model-based fashion for both interaction paradigms.

Group and Individual Work with Older People

Author: Swee Hong Chia
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849051283
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Being active is fundamental to a person's sense of physical and mental wellbeing, and the need to engage in purposeful and meaningful activity does not diminish with age. However, common effects of ageing, such as reduced vision and hearing, arthritis, dementia, and in some cases social isolation, can affect an older person's ability to participate in therapeutic and recreational activities. Introducing the concept of PIE (Planning, Implementation and Evaluation), this practical resource will enable professionals working with older people to initiate and run successful activity-based programmes with their clients, either individually or in groups. The authors guide the reader through the processes of group and individual work, and provide step-by-step instructions for a range of activities, including arts and crafts, music, drama, movement, relaxation, reminiscence, and day-to-day tasks such as taking care of personal hygiene and preparing food and drinks. The book also describes the importance of assessing and evaluating activity-based work, with examples of completed evaluation and assessment forms. Useful case studies and self-reflective activities for the facilitator are included throughout. This book will be an invaluable for occupational therapists, creative arts therapists, health and social care practitioners and all other professionals working with older people."--Publisher's website.

Figuring Things Out

Author: Ron Zemke
Publisher: Perseus Books
ISBN: 9780201090987
Format: PDF
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Outlines a system for evaluating job performance, assessing training needs, improving employee motivation, and analyzing work organization

Developing Performance Support for Computer Systems

Author: James R. Williams
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203228531
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Developing Performance Support for Computer Systems: A Strategy for Maximizing Usability and Learnability provides detailed planning, design, and development guidance for generating performance support for new or upgraded computer systems. Performance support includes documentation, online help, coaches and wizards, training, and other materials necessary to enable users to perform their jobs more efficiently and effectively. This volume offers a strategy for maximizing ease-of-use and ease-of-learning through an integrated performance support systems approach. The text provides how-to guidance throughout that developers can apply directly to the design of their performance support tools and products. Rather than cover a few specific topic areas, it examines the entire spectrum of performance support. The book explains how to match performance support methods to task requirements, gives an overview of important user characteristics, and provides general guidance for presentation, layout, formatting, media selection, the use of color and icons, and accessibility. Evaluation checklists are included in the appendices and are also available online. Although this book primarily addresses the development of performance support for large software systems, the principles and approaches are valuable for any systems development environment.

Developing Children s Behaviour in the Classroom

Author: Sonia Burnard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136368922
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The authors of this text suggest that teachers need to be able to cope with pupil behaviour before thay can even begin to deliver the National Curriculum. Often classes contain both statemented children those offcially recognize as having behavioural problems and unstatemented but difficult children. Teachers have few strategies to deal with the kind of behaviour that these children present as little, if any, of their training is allotted to classroom and child management.; The authors aim to raise awareness of behavioural needs in the classroom and avoid exclusions. They do this by encouraging school staff to work together to develop policies which will encourage good behaviour.

Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace Measurement and Evaluation

Author: James L. Moseley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470190671
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Each volume in this set provides a current review of all information available for the three core areas of improving performance in the workplace: instructional design and training delivery, intervention selection and implementation, measurement and evaluation.

Cognitive Task Analysis

Author: Jan Maarten Schraagen
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135665303
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Cognitive task analysis is a broad area consisting of tools and techniques for describing the knowledge and strategies required for task performance. Cognitive task analysis has implications for the development of expert systems, training and instructional design, expert decision making and policymaking. It has been applied in a wide range of settings, with different purposes, for instance: specifying user requirements in system design or specifying training requirements in training needs analysis. The topics to be covered by this work include: general approaches to cognitive task analysis, system design, instruction, and cognitive task analysis for teams. The work settings to which the tools and techniques described in this work have been applied include: 911 dispatching, faultfinding on board naval ships, design aircraft, and various support systems. The editors' goal in this book is to present in a single source a comprehensive, in-depth introduction to the field of cognitive task analysis. They have attempted to include as many examples as possible in the book, making it highly suitable for those wishing to undertake a cognitive task analysis themselves. The book also contains a historical introduction to the field and an annotated bibliography, making it an excellent guide to additional resources.