Studies show that poorly performing alarm systems and poorly designed human machine interfaces (HMIs) are contributing factors to major accidents and poor operating performance. Speaking this week at the Schneider Electrica 2015 Global Automation Conference in Dallas, Barbara Martinez, principal solutions architect, explained the real cost of this problem and delivered a presentation on the ways that using color, shapes and data in context can deliver the most effective, reliable and safe means of operations management. "Data is not information," Martinez said. "Information is data in context. For years, we have been throwing more and more data at operators—too much…Full Story
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