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International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics
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International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics (2 papers in press)
Special Issue on: NES2022 Human Factors and Ergonomics in an Unpredictable World
Abstract: In this paper, we promote and motivate research on user experience (UX) in the domain of rail, more specifically for the workers engaged in the daily operational parts of executing train traffic. UX aspects have often been overlooked in the design and use of technology within the workplace, particularly in safety-critical work domains. Here, we provide an overview of current UX research at work and outline a roadmap with seven facets for future research within the domain of operational train traffic that is in alignment with the need for further investigation into UX at work. We hope future research will contribute to a deeper understanding of how positive experience at work provides additional means of enhancing engagement and improving safety management in workplaces in general, and for the work in operational train traffic specifically.
Keywords: rail research; operational train traffic; control room; traffic control; train driver; safety-critical system; user experience; UX; work environment; socio-technical systems; engagement; meaningful technology.
by Fatemeh Sharmandemola, Gholamhossein Halvani, Sara Jambarsang, Amir Houshang Mehrparvar
Abstract: Mobile phone use may affect humans cognitive function, so this study aimed to assess the relationship between mobile phone use and cognitive function. This cross-sectional study was conducted on 132 office workers. The effect of using mobile phones for conversation and social networks during a day, at the workplace and before sleep on working memory, attention and response time was measured using Wechsler and Stroop tests. The average use of mobile phone during the day and night was 49.8 minutes for conversation and 145.8 minutes for using social networks. With the increase in the duration of conversation by a mobile phone during the day and night, the memory recall score decreased significantly, and duration of using mobile phone at work for social networks, significantly increased interference time and decreased reverse memory. The results of this study showed that using a mobile phone can affect some aspects of cognitive function.
Keywords: mobile phone; smartphone; cognitive function; attention; response time; working memory; office workers; cognitive ergonomics; Stroop test; Wechsler test.