Intelligent Adaptive Systems: Literature-Research of Design Guidance for Intelligent Adaptive Automation and Interfaces

Systèmes Adaptatifs Intelligents Revue de la Documentation Relative à l’Orientation de la Conception de l’Automatisation et des Interfaces Adaptatives Intelligentes


  1. Banbury, S.
  2. Gauthier, M.
  3. Scipione, A.
  4. Hou, M.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN);CAE Professional Services, Ottawa (ON)
Human-machine system performance can be significantly improved by using technologies that can intelligently adapt the operator machine interface (OMI) and/or task automation provided to the operator in accordance with both the external context (i.e., task environment) and internal context (i.e., operator state). However, a lack of established design guidelines presents a significant challenge to the effective design of Intelligent Adaptive Systems (IASs). An extensive literature review was conducted to examine existing approaches to the design of IASs, and a unified framework was developed to describe these design approaches using consistent and unambiguous terminology. Combining design methodologies from both Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Human Factors (HF) fields, conceptual and design frameworks were also developed to provide guidelines for the design and implementation of IASs. Finally, a number of criteria that can be used to select appropriate analytical techniques and design approaches were also developed. The proposed frameworks not only provide guidelines for designing IASs in the military domain, but also guide the design of other generic systems to optimize human-machine system performance.

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intelligent adaptive system;interface design;human-machine system;human-machine interaction;operator machine interface;human computer interaction;agent-based system;design framework;analytical method;behaviour-based system;physiological-based system;human automation interaction;adaptive automation
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-CR-2007-075 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
21 Sep 2007
Number of Pages
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