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Development of a Cognitive Work Analysis Framework Tutorial Using Systems Modeling Language

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Date Issued:
2011
Abstract/Description:
At the present time, most systems engineers do not have access to cognitivework analysis information or training in terms they can understand. This may lead to adisregard of the cognitive aspect of system design. The impact of this issue is systemrequirements that do not account for the cognitive strengths and limitations of users.Systems engineers cannot design effective decision support systems without definingcognitive work requirements. In order to improve system requirements, integration ofcognitive work requirements into the systems engineering process has to be improved.One option to address this gap is the development of a Cognitive Work Analysis (CWA)framework using Systems Modeling Language (SysML). The study had two phases.The first involved aligning the CWA terminology with the SysML to produce a CWAframework using SysML. The second was the creation of an instruction using SysML toinform systems engineers of the process of integrating cognitive work requirements intothe systems engineering process. This methodology provides a structured framework todefine, manage, organize, and model cognitive work requirements. Additionally, itprovides a tool for systems engineers to use in system design which supports a user'scognitive functions, such as situational awareness, problem solving, and decisionmaking.
Title: Development of a Cognitive Work Analysis Framework Tutorial Using Systems Modeling Language.
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Name(s): Wells, Wilfred, Author
Karwowski, Waldemar, Committee Chair
Williams, Kent, Committee Member
Sala-Diakanda, Serge, Committee Member
Elshennawy, Ahmad, Committee Member
Ahram, Tareq, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: At the present time, most systems engineers do not have access to cognitivework analysis information or training in terms they can understand. This may lead to adisregard of the cognitive aspect of system design. The impact of this issue is systemrequirements that do not account for the cognitive strengths and limitations of users.Systems engineers cannot design effective decision support systems without definingcognitive work requirements. In order to improve system requirements, integration ofcognitive work requirements into the systems engineering process has to be improved.One option to address this gap is the development of a Cognitive Work Analysis (CWA)framework using Systems Modeling Language (SysML). The study had two phases.The first involved aligning the CWA terminology with the SysML to produce a CWAframework using SysML. The second was the creation of an instruction using SysML toinform systems engineers of the process of integrating cognitive work requirements intothe systems engineering process. This methodology provides a structured framework todefine, manage, organize, and model cognitive work requirements. Additionally, itprovides a tool for systems engineers to use in system design which supports a user'scognitive functions, such as situational awareness, problem solving, and decisionmaking.
Identifier: CFE0004177 (IID), ucf:49079 (fedora)
Note(s): 2011-12-01
Ph.D.
Engineering and Computer Science, Industrial Engineering and Management Systems
Doctoral
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Subject(s): Cognitive work analysis -- systems engineering -- tutorial -- Systems Modeling Language
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0004177
Restrictions on Access: public 2011-12-15
Host Institution: UCF

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