Human Factors Of Human Machine Interaction: Analyzing Future Trends Through The Past And The Present

Dr. Mainak Ghosh, Alipta Ballav


The success of an interface relies on upon its human factors involving intuitiveness, learnability, affordance and usability. Human Machine Interaction, focuses on two broad areas, the interaction and the interface. And the human-machine interaction (HMI) relies on an interface which involves input of speech, touch, and gestures etc. From physical small tools to giant heavy machines, from vehicle dashboard to complex graphical user interface of digital screens, interactions and interfaces have seen a massive leap in industrial engineering and management. However, is there lacks a holistic study of its complexity and variedness. Also there exists a gap towards understanding the evolution and suggesting a future direction towards HMI. Subsequently there has been lot of implications in industry because of this significant gap, such as mismatch of user expectations, learning curve, errors etc. This paper exactly attempts to address the former issues. It focuses on the evolution and adoption of HMI across industrial sectors and its development towards the next paradigm based on literary discussion and a supportive survey to understand the current user challenges in terms of interacting with a machine and the type of HMI devices users deal with in their day to day life.

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