Global Perspectives on the Ecology of Human-Machine Systems - Vol. 1

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Subject Index
A
Abstraction hierarchy, 62
design, 75
ecological interface design, 63
means-end, 273-290
action representation, 277
affordance levels, 277-287
affordance theory, 277
workstation design, 287-288
Action
aided, 16, 23-24
exploratory, 200-201
goal-directed and intentional, 305
perception and, see Perception-action
performatory, 200-201
unaided, 16, 21
Active psychophysics, 189-206, see also Psychophysics
affordances, 195-196, 205
constraints, 197-198
control theory, 204-205
direct perception, 195, 199
ecological perception and, 195
functional boundaries, 194-195
functional relations, 190
information coupling, 196-198
meaning, 195
methodology, 201-205
dependent measures, 204
dynamics manipulation, 203
goal manipulation, 202-203
information manipulation, 203
role of action, 200-201
sensation versus perception/cognition, 191- 192
valence, 196
Adaptive system 39-47, see also Human-environment systems; Human-machine systems; Intentional systems; Systems
chaos, 40-44
adaptability, 41
expertise, 40
multi-machine, 45-46
multi-operator, 45-46
virtual reality, 44-45
Affordances, 6, 8-10, 239-240
action standard, 247
active psychophysics, 195-196, 205
degrees of degeneration, 36
design, 211-215
aesthetics, 215
criteria, 212-215
informational basis for action, 212-214
social use patterns, 214-215
user effectivities, 212
direct display, 35
ecological psychology, 211
environmental design, 212
goal-directed activities, 304, 359-360
individual-environment relationship, 256- 259
accuracy, 258-259
anthropometric bumping likelihood profile, 262
critical boundary region, 259
design implications, 260
direct perception, 257-258
ecological perspective, 257-258

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