Human Systems Integration (HSI)
– Basic engineering science courses.
What students will learn
– Knowledge and first experience on Human-Centered Design
– Consideration of HSI in complex systems engineering projects
– Consideration of human and organizational aspects in an industrial project
This course is an in-depth introduction to Human-Systems Integration (HSI) that associates Human-Centered Design (HCD) to Systems Engineering to integrate human and organizational knowledge, methods and tools to fulfil requirements leading to successful sociotechnical systems. It is organized in two parts: (1) HSI: Managing Complexity of Technology, Organizations and People; and (2) Human- Centered Design of Autonomous Systems. Main objective is to provide HSI knowledge and organize real- world use cases development activities with external industrial support.
– 45 hours of lectures, discussions and short exercises.
– Individual mid-term evaluation (short written exam)
– Mini-project by group (written report + oral at the end of the module)
Evaluation (Modalities and weights of each evaluation in the final score: mid-term exam + final exam in the form of a project (written report + oral presentation).
– Human Systems Integration: From Virtual to Tangible,
– Orchestrating Human-Centered Design,
– Tangible Interactive Systems,
– Slides used during the classes and additional articles on HSI
Detailed outline of the course syllabus
1. Human-System Integration: Managing Complexity of Technology, Organizations and People
a. Introduction to Human-systems integration (HSI) design and management
b. Cognitive engineering (human modeling for human issues evaluation)
– cognitive function analysis
– structure function modeling including people
– theories of natural and artificial systems
c. Organization design and management and complexity analysis of sociotechnical systems
– agile engineering of systems and associated human factors
d. Scenario-based design and human-in-the-loop modeling and simulation (activity analysis)
– physical and figurative tangibility – digital twins
e. HSI exercises (participatory design, formative evaluation...)
f. Mid-term exam (written)
2. Human-Centered Design of Autonomous Systems
a. Automation evolution – human-systems cooperation, delegation and trust
b. Autonomy: definitions, discussions and synthesis – models and metrics – teams of teams
c. From rigid automation to flexible autonomy (levels of autonomy) – evaluation and certification
d. A real-world case (examples follow)
1: maintenance in aeronautics (possibly Safran)
2: tele-robotics (possibly with Total)
3: air combat (possibly with Dassault and French Air & Space Force)
4: health system with medical practitioners at the center
5: virtual air control tower (possibly with CS Group)
6: digital twin for experience feedback integration (possibly with Total)
e. Final exam on a project carried out within a group of students (written and oral)
Note that additional invited talks could be given by industrial partners (they could be either mandatory and replace a class each or additional but highly recommended).
This course is a standalone course.