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The module presents a model of human interaction with machines, computers, or other systems and potential environmental influences on that interaction.  This model conceptually divides a system into a "human-side" and a "machine-side" to illustrate and describe these interactions.  Understanding the comparative strengths and weaknesses of the human versus the machine side of a system is crucial to the design of systems that capitalize on human capabilities and compensate for human limitations.

Users Interacting With Complex Systems

FAA Standard Terminal
Automated Replacement System
Highway Traffic Management Center (Department of Transportation, DOT, photo)
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