Human-Machine Interface Considerations for Inclusion of an Electronic Map in a Mission System

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Authors
  1. McFadden, S.M.
  2. Donderi, D.C.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
A key component of any future integrated mission system will be an electronic map or chart. It provides the user with a context in which to assess sensor and tactical information. The usefulness of the information provided by the map will depend on its visibility and interpretability. Poor information display will increase workload and processing time or lead to inaccurate interpretation. Over the past few years, we have been investigating some of the factors that can affect the processing of information on electronic charts. The factors that we have looked at include the selection of colours and symbols and more recently the integration of radar with an electronic chart. The results of our research have led us to an improved understanding of the factors that must be considered in the design of displays incorporating an electronic map or chart. However, considerable more research is required if we are to provide system developers with detailed guidelines for designing suitable interfaces for mission management systems incorporating electronic maps.
Keywords
Electronic charts;Research and Development
Report Number
DCIEM-SL-1999-101 — Paper
Date of publication
27 Sep 1999
Number of Pages
10
DSTKIM No
CA001736
CANDIS No
513547
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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