Recent work has shown the importance of understanding and supporting interdependence relationships among agents engaging in complex, joint activities. Building on the Coactive Design Method of Johnson, the goal of this research was to determine the impact of providing operators with real-time information of team interdependencies. It was hypothesized that allowing operators to focus on maximizing the opportunities for team synergy would result in better planning in a dynamic environment. Operators in the Air Battle Management field used a decision aid that provided information on team interdependence during three combat scenarios. Effectiveness of the decision aid was measured by expert assessment of the operator’s decisions. The results of this study could help to inform future training aids and interface design for command and control systems.
Peterson, J. E.,
McGuirl, J. M.,
Miller, M. E.,
& Sternitzky, B.
(2021). Viewing Air Battle Management Through the Lens of Interdependence. 74th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 184-189.