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Impact Modeler: Model-based Impact Assessment and Prediction of Console Design Changes
Phone: (540) 951-5901
Phone: (540) 951-5915
From Harmonias long experience on human factors, console design, and usability engineering we learned that we could bring about better HSI design if we could utilize a validated model and associated computer-based tool. Our proposed tool, ImpactModeler, fuses the many factors and data sources going into console design, to score usability. Furthermore our model and tool will predict the impact of design changes.We propose development of a model that has a good balance of analytical and predictive powers. The model would be based upon multiple inputs across as many aspects of the system as possible to be both comprehensive and tolerant of missing inputs. The output of the model is scoring of individual aspects of usability plus an aggregate score, along with a measure of the level of certainty for each score. ImpactModeler will apply to evaluation of actual physical consoles, or of virtual worlds representing a proposed console design supporting collaborative engineering and concept of operation exercises.
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