|Title||Human Factors Analysis of Power System Visualizations|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2001|
|Authors||Thomas J Overbye, Douglas A Wiegmann, Aaron M Rich, Yan Sun|
|Conference Name||Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences|
|Keywords||AARD, CERTS, Reliability Adequacy Tools|
This paper describes an experimental approach to formally testing the usability of different power system visualizations. In particular, the ability of participants to assess and correct power system voltage problems was tested. Participants were divided into three groups: the first group only saw tabular data, the second group one-line data, while the third group saw one-line data and a color voltage contour. The time to acknowledge the voltage violations and the time to correct the violations were assessed.