Manual Override Target 6000 Pressure SET + – Alarm Control Reactor Targets Pressure 7934 Temp 325 Flow Rate 10256 IMMEDIAT...
Emergency Scenario <ul><li>Jenny, the Nuclear Power Plant operator has normal sight and no physical or perceptual impairme...
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HCI 3e - Ch 5 (extra): Nuclear Plant Scenario

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Nuclear Power Plant Scenario
additional slides for Chapter 5: Interaction design basics

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Dix, Finlay, Abowd and Beale (2004).
Human-Computer Interaction, third edition.
Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-239864-8.
http://www.hcibook.com/e3/

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HCI 3e - Ch 5 (extra): Nuclear Plant Scenario

  1. 1. Manual Override Target 6000 Pressure SET + – Alarm Control Reactor Targets Pressure 7934 Temp 325 Flow Rate 10256 IMMEDIATE SHUTDOWN COMMENCE Emergency Shutdown CONFIRM Emergency Confirm CANCEL LOTS OF OTHER CONTROLS reactor targets information panel alarm control panel emergency shutdown panel emergency confirm panel NUCLEAR REACTOR MAIN CONTROL PANEL 0 1 4 7 8 9 3 6 5 2 manual override panel keypad for manual override
  2. 2. Emergency Scenario <ul><li>Jenny, the Nuclear Power Plant operator has normal sight and no physical or perceptual impairments. Her shift started at 11pm and it is now 5am in the morning. So far the plant has been operating within normal parameters and the current alarm state is therefore green </li></ul><ul><li>1 Jenny notices the core reaction rate has risen very rapidly </li></ul><ul><li>2. she realises she must immediately change the reactor target pressure to correct this </li></ul><ul><li>3. she goes to the Alarm Control Panel on the far right of the main reactor control panel and presses '+' twice (as it is starting off in green state) </li></ul><ul><li>4. the Emergency Confirm button glows red </li></ul><ul><li>5. she moves across to the Manual Override panel on the far left of the main reactor control panel </li></ul><ul><li>… … … </li></ul>

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