Human Factors Analysis of Power System Visualizations

TitleHuman Factors Analysis of Power System Visualizations
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsThomas J Overbye, Douglas A Wiegmann, Aaron M Rich, Yan Sun
Conference NameHawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Date Published01/2001
KeywordsAARD, 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.