Interactive environment familiarization and indicator trainer – User evaluation

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Authors
  1. Lamb, M.
  2. Mach, P.
  3. Jarmasz, J.
  4. Wojtarowicz, D.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Toronto Research Centre , Toronto ON (CAN)
Abstract
Defence Research and Development Canada Toronto Research Centre is developing the Environment Familiarization and Indicator Trainer (EFIT) as part of the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Awareness Training Project of the Counter Improvised Explosive Device Technology Demonstration Program. EFIT is a training tool that provides instruction on IED combat indicators and what to look for in a given area of operation. A user evaluation was conducted with a prototype of Interactive EFIT software with seven members of the Peace Support Training Centre in Kingston Ontario. The intent of the evaluation was to determine the usability of Interactive EFIT and to gain user feedback on EFIT’s training potential. Participants were briefed on how to use the software and they were asked to perform four tasks using the think-aloud technique. Observations were made as to how participants interacted with the software. Participants also completed a usability questionnaire, rated the usefulness of Interactive EFIT for seven learning objectives and rated the usefulness of proposed features. Overall, participants evaluated the Interactive EFIT positively and found it to have potential as a training tool. Improvements should be made to Interactive EFIT to make the software more flexible, stimulating and intuitive.

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Keywords
EFIT;improvised explosive device;video;GIS;IED;training;usability
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2015-R009 — Scientific Report
Date of publication
01 Jan 2015
Number of Pages
69
DSTKIM No
CA040198
CANDIS No
801336
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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