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The effect of screen size on mission commander's situation awareness

Hsu, Hsiao-Ting, Mason, Michael W., & Campbell, Duncan A. (2012) The effect of screen size on mission commander's situation awareness. In 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences 2012, 24 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia.

Abstract

Situation awareness lost is a common factor leading to human error in the aviation industry. However, few studies have investigated the effect on situation awareness where the control interface is a touch-screen device that supports simultaneous multi-touch input and information output. This research aims to conduct an experiment to evaluate the difference in situation awareness on a large screen device, DiamondTouch (DT107), and a small screen device, iPad, both with multi-touch interactive functions. The Interface Operation and Situation Awareness Testing Simulator (IOSATS), is a simulator to test the three basis interface operations (Search Target, Information Reading, and Change Detection) by implementing a simplified search and rescue scenario. The result of this experiment will provide reliable data for future research for improving operator's situation awareness in the avionic domain.

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ID Code: 53964
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Situation Awareness, Screen Size, Interactive Device
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation
Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The authors.
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Deposited On: 03 Oct 2012 09:50
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2013 19:31

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