Distributed Situation Awareness explains how teams of people work together in simple and complex systems. For example, drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists, and pedestrians have different experiences of the same junction when they come together at a road crossing. It is possible for them to compensate for each other, such as drivers slowing down to allow a pedestrian or cyclist to cross in front of them. The dynamic and fluid nature of the interaction is at the very heart of distributed situation awareness. This is conveyed in the proposed text, in terms of interactions between team members, and will resolve some of the issues surrounding the concept while validating and advancing the theory.
An Introduction to Situation Awareness. Contrasting Three Approaches to Situation Awareness. Is SA Shared or Distributed in Team Work? When Can Distributed Situation Awareness Be Assessed: Before, During or After Team Activity? Inter-Rater Reliability and Criterion-Referenced Validity of Measures of Distributed Situation Awareness. How Distributed Situational Awareness is Mediated by Organisational Structure and Correlated with Task Success. Transactional Situation Awareness in Teams: The Glue That Holds Teams Together. Exploring Compatible and Incompatible Transactions in Teams - Implications for Distributed Situation Awareness. Key Contributions and Future Research.