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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/37272
Title:
Designing Hypermedia documentation for safety critical training applications
Authors:
Newman, Robert
Abstract:
This paper discusses the requirements for authoring methodologies for large multimedia systems to be used for technical education documentation in the domain of "safety critical" industries and presents work which contributes to the development of a methodology for their design. Such documentation is typically required to serve both for training purposes and for direct support of engineers in the field. This dual-purpose nature means that documents are typically complex with multiple navigation paths. The documentation used to train for and support maintenance and repair may itself be safety critical, in that incorrect documentation can lead to incorrect maintenance procedures. Research into "industrial strength" hypermedia has tended to concentrate on the issues of robustness and data integrity, while the issues of design methodologies for such systems have not received as much attention. These issues include those of the verifiable correctness of such systems, both in terms of their content and other issues such as sequence of presentation. It is argued that the addressing of these issues is essential to the development of technical documentation systems that are of sufficient quality to be used for safety critical applications such as within the transport industry. The requirements that viable design methodologies for these applications must address are discussed, and a methodology is proposed, based on traditional authoring methods and process algebra-based formal specification and verification.
Citation:
European Journal of Engineering Education, 26(2): 117-125.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
European Journal of Engineering Education
Issue Date:
2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/37272
Additional Links:
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tandf/teee/2001/00000026/00000002/art00003; http://www.wlv.ac.uk/Default.aspx?page=16135
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0304-3797
EISSN:
1469-5898
Appears in Collections:
Art, Design and Creative Technology

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dc.contributor.authorNewman, Robert-
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-04T13:53:02Z-
dc.date.available2008-09-04T13:53:02Z-
dc.date.issued2001-
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Journal of Engineering Education, 26(2): 117-125.en
dc.identifier.issn0304-3797-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/37272-
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses the requirements for authoring methodologies for large multimedia systems to be used for technical education documentation in the domain of "safety critical" industries and presents work which contributes to the development of a methodology for their design. Such documentation is typically required to serve both for training purposes and for direct support of engineers in the field. This dual-purpose nature means that documents are typically complex with multiple navigation paths. The documentation used to train for and support maintenance and repair may itself be safety critical, in that incorrect documentation can lead to incorrect maintenance procedures. Research into "industrial strength" hypermedia has tended to concentrate on the issues of robustness and data integrity, while the issues of design methodologies for such systems have not received as much attention. These issues include those of the verifiable correctness of such systems, both in terms of their content and other issues such as sequence of presentation. It is argued that the addressing of these issues is essential to the development of technical documentation systems that are of sufficient quality to be used for safety critical applications such as within the transport industry. The requirements that viable design methodologies for these applications must address are discussed, and a methodology is proposed, based on traditional authoring methods and process algebra-based formal specification and verification.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tandf/teee/2001/00000026/00000002/art00003en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.wlv.ac.uk/Default.aspx?page=16135en
dc.subjectHypermedia design methodsen
dc.subjectSafety criticalen
dc.subjectTechnical documentationen
dc.subjectTraining applications-
dc.subjectEngineering-
dc.titleDesigning Hypermedia documentation for safety critical training applicationsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1469-5898-
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal of Engineering Educationen
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