Historical backgrounds of Research Impact HO (Human Orientation) of IT

Plochberger, Franz Historical backgrounds of Research Impact HO (Human Orientation) of IT., 2014 (Submitted) [Report]

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After worldwide unifying information-scientific terms (e.g. "data","Information") a next step can be done. Human evolutionary properties - free from overstrengthening in physical and mental way – and human behaviour in our information-dominated society is the next set of investigation. That topics are not new but they have to be brought to a philosophically pragmatic status, because IT has got immense important in last years. A human being is a species in a long-termed evolution. His or her high level of intelligence and creativity isn't reached by any other known living organism till now. We can't change these biological laws in some years, decades or even centuries. All pseudo-human (= artificial) activities in last decades (e.g. e-memory, artificial intelligence) can't reach human levels permanently. Human borders – especially showed by interacting with computers and machines should be investigated in a common unified systematic and scientific way (e.g. American HFE, Human Orientation of IT (HO)). IT (Information Technology) is important today in nearly all up to date Human Machine Systems. It's the first contact-level to machines. So we can say: IT is involved in steering of nearly all machines (cars, railways, ships, aeroplanes, spaces and production industries) in Human Machine Systems. Further on IT is included in all our human every day life at home and at work. HO (Human Orientation) of IT was entitled by the author in order to take care on human needs and only on these. They seem to get lost. In historical Human Machine Systems the terms Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) were created before IT was known. They are the legacy background of up to date Human Machine Systems. The industrial usage is established extraordinary today all over the world. The originally militarian use is still valid. We know that the human health of mind and body has borders which should be respected in planning and design of all IT-systems. By using software we don't have to change all physical machines but mainly the rules how to steer them. We don't know how the future of technology of information and data transport will be but we know that human properties can't change in the same speed. If we know the human borders we can integrate them systematically in our design of software and hardware in future systematically. The highest aim of human activity is to have joy of live and creativity. These mental goal of every human being can't be victimised to only shortly fascinating technological progress. So let's ask what's missing in actual HCI (Human Computer Interfaces)? Is HO (Human Orientation) of IT necessary as new paradigm or was it already included by legacy HFE discipline and IT-system design?

Item type: Report
Keywords: HO (HUMAN ORIENTATION) of IT, Informationscience, HFE, HCI, HMS (Human Machine Systems),
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BH. Information needs and information requirements analysis.
I. Information treatment for information services
Depositing user: DI Franz Plochberger
Date deposited: 23 Apr 2014 10:31
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:31
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/22895


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