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JCEDM Special Issue on Innovations in CEDM Now Online
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Part one of the two-part special issue of the Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, featuring articles on cutting edge CEDM-related research and practice, is available online. The March 2012 issue may be found at

“In our roles as past and current program chairs for the Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making (CEDM) Technical Group of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, we have supported the publication and presentation of cutting-edge CEDM-related research and practice employing a range of methodologies and spanning many application domains,” said Guest Editors Ann M. Bisantz, Ellen J. Bass, and Jennifer J. Ockerman. “This issue reflects such innovations in CEDM.”

The articles in this issue represent a range of topics, including psychological
principles relevant to CEDM design, the interactions between humans and technology, field studies in actual work environments, and cognitive engineering methodological enhancements.

•    “Natural Break Points: The Influence of Priorities and Cognitive and Motor Cues on Dual-Task Interleaving”
•    “Uncertainty Visualizations: Helping Decision Makers Become More Aware of Uncertainty and Its Implications”
•    “Human Performance Consequences of Automated Decision Aids: The Impact of Degree of Automation and System Experience”
•    “Human Factors in Control Room Operations in Mineral Processing: Elevating Control From Reactive to Proactive”
•    “Work Action Analysis: A Cognitive Engineering Method to Examine Educational Systems”
“I think that the readers of the special issue will get a good sense of the breadth of current CEDM research in terms of the types of methods that are being employed and work domains where CEDM problems are being solved,” said Bisantz. “It is exciting to see the global reach of CEDM research.”

Questions about the journal or HFES may be directed to HFES Communications Director Lois Smith (310/394-1811;

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The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is the world's largest nonprofit individual-member, multidisciplinary scientific association for human factors/ergonomics professionals, with more than 4,500 members globally. HFES members include psychologists and other scientists, designers, and engineers, all of whom have a common interest in designing systems and equipment to be safe and effective for the people who operate and maintain them. “Human Factors and Ergonomics: People-Friendly Design Through Science and Engineering”

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