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PONSA, Pere; VILANOVA, Ramón and DIAZ, Marta. GEMMA Guide Approach for the Introduction of the Human Operator into the Automation Cycle. Inf. tecnol. [online]. 2007, vol.18, n.5, pp. 21-30. ISSN 0718-0764. doi: 10.4067/S0718-07642007000500004.
The use of the design guide to start and stop modes, GEMMA guide, is known as a good approach to deal with the task of solving complex automation problems. Even not widely used, it constitutes a really good methodological approach that allows to smooth the transition from academical examples to industrial settings. The purpose of this paper is to show an additional advantage of the GEMMA guide that should motivate its use as well as introduce the consideration of the human operator as an integral part of the automation procedure. The inclusion of the human operator as well as his communication with the automation device needs some guidelines that can be drawn from joining the GEMMA structured approach with some concepts borrowed from cognitive ergonomic theory and human-computer interaction.
Keywords : control; supervision; automation; human-computer interaction; GEMMA guide.