Design of a tablet sized human-computer interface and its effect on situation awareness

Hsu, Hsiao-Ting M. (2015) Design of a tablet sized human-computer interface and its effect on situation awareness. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Emergency Response Teams increasingly use interactive technology to help manage information and communications. The challenge is to maintain a high situation awareness for different interactive devices sizes. This research specifically compared a handheld interactive device in the form of an iPad with a large interactive multi-touch tabletop. A search and rescue inspired simulator was designed to test operator situation awareness for the two sized devices. The results show that operators had better situation awareness on the tabletop device when the operation related to detecting of moving targets, searching target locations, distinguishing target types, and comprehending displayed information.

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ID Code: 84679
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Campbell, Duncan A. & Gonzalez, Felipe
Keywords: Situation Awareness, Human-Computer Interaction, Human-Machine Interface, Search and Rescue Mission Command, Screen Size, Interactive Devices, SAGAT
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 24 Jul 2015 02:58
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015 04:02

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