Work Domain Analysis for Ecological Interface Design to Prevent Ship Collision
Anti-collision at sea is technically difficult to realize as it involves the complex interaction between human
navigators, ships and surrounding topographical environment. Collision avoidance should be conducted by human navigators.
This paper proposes a way to graphically present relevant information for collision avoidance to help the human navigators’
decision making. The display can provide accurate situation awareness and reduce cognitive workload. This paper provided an
abstraction hierarchy model for collision avoidance and several design tips for ecological interface design to support navigator
who are confronted with ship collision situation.
Index Terms- Collision Avoidance, Ecological Interface Design, Maritime, Work Domain Analysis.