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Request for Controller Participation in a Study on Interruptions
« on: December 09, 2011, 04:34:09 PM »

Myself and a graduate student Meshael Alqahtani are investigating how air traffic controllers manage interruptions, particular interruptions driven by communications between a local control tower and radar controllers working the surrounding airspace.

We are looking for current or recently retired (< 10 years) air traffic controllers to participate in an interactive online design session some time within the next week.  You would spend up to 2 hours with Meshael going through whats called a participatory design / cognitive task analysis exercise on some of the initial design ideas for possible changes to the VSCS interface.   You will need access to a computer and headphones.

A formal 'recruitment' request is attached and it has some more details but in essence it would be a series of interview questions, and walking through some of her initial prototypes to get feedback and suggestions.

If you are interested, please contact Meshael at to coordinate more details.

Dr. Jonathan Histon
University of Waterloo