will be discussed more in detail in the following chapters for each of the tools separately. UGV and the indoor rotorcraft and their collaborative operation mode. There are various methods and studies for user-centered design where quality function deployment is one of the Resulting from these user requirements, system requirements and a system architecture for the ICARUS system were deduced. These procedures were operationally validated, The sea trials took place near La Spezia, Italy, and Sesimbra, Portugal, with the main goal of. In an already very dangerous, crisis environment, these additional risks must be minimized. User-Centered Design In and Beyond the Classroom: Toward an Accountable Practice. personal factors. User Centered Design (UCD) is known by usability practitioners as an industry wide standard methodology and approach to incorporating user input and usability testing into the design process. systems for mine risk mapping (source: ICARUS consortium). Join ResearchGate to find the people and research you need to help your work. approach, there is also another key advantage of this paradigm which is of a more social, nature and which is often overlooked: user and societal acceptance. 0000000727 00000 n End user controlling ICARUS unmanned aerial system (source: ICARUS consortium). Care must be, than can be given by these power generators. As such, also the size of the package to be transported must be kept to a, standard euro‐pallets, which limit the dimensions to 120 cm × 160 cm × 95 cm. Another purpose of this scenario is to validate the command and control and network. technologi-cal challenges are on the way of being solved within the near future, questions of usability remain. 0000001512 00000 n 0000005623 00000 n H‰b```"ÖUüÀcbŽŒŒ@Ù²>³“Xþ8Â¥mX$!sGóC‰ÃoÅ­ÎêÛSËÃ+ª+Û º“VûÙúz,›pAkÑe5Q³’&ú*v-ݸÄ0d›I›Ö¼£[Ž$†-ëHÑìkݖX¥èsôä[ kPÛW )Œi L LÌf J ¢B@@‚Æ Œ" åÌø aligned with the timeline for the demonstrations. The study suggests that the insights from experts and users are equally important to assure the validity of the identified usability guidelines; they reflect the accessibility needs of the aging community while complementing the key requirements of an insulin decision aid. The study contributes to recommend web usability guidelines backed by a series of expert and user evaluations which could be a proactive resource to improve usability, acceptability and accessibility of online insulin decision aids for elderly with diabetes. Throughout the ICARUS project, end‐user engagement was one of the key focus points, as, we realize that this was the main driver for acceptance of the technologies developed within. In the circular economy, you are not only designing for a customer or user, but also for a range of people who may sit within your extended value chain. This is a complex and dangerous task, which often leads to loss of lives among the human crisis managers themselves. dated through presentations and discussions at key events where end users were present. Various theories and models have been published that guide the design and development of learning technologies. Agile methodologies on the other hand seem to forget end-users and usability altogether as Larry Constantine (2002), one of the developers of the usage-centered design process, has observed. In this context, each of the validation, scenarios consists of three aspects: a detailed scenario, a capability score sheet, and a score sheet, All scenarios are ordered chronologically, as depicted in, another, form a consistent timeline in line with the demonstration scenarios. National Institute of Standards and Technology; Proceedings of the First European Unmanned Search and Rescue End‐Users' Conference. system, enabling disaster victims to send feedback (voice. End‐Users' Conference. ment capabilities when confronted with very dynamic team and resource allocations. However, the lack of usability guidelines applicable for such target group causes developers to struggle to answer the challenging, Best possible pre-hospital treatment in the event of a mass casualty incident (MCI) is related to prioritizing rescue tasks and using rescue resources efficiently. Our tool has been successfully tested and has been assessed as usable and intuitive. Previous research on user-centered design highlights the beneficial effects of actively involving end users into the design process. Method Cards 51 cards divided into four categories: Learn, Look, Ask, and Try. 0000007596 00000 n A beneficial C2I system should assist the search and rescue process by enhancing first responder situational awareness, decision making and crisis handling by designing intuitive user interfaces that convey detailed and extensive information about the crisis and its evolution. A user‐centered design was adopted, as discussed in this chapter. liness of the control paradigms and the stability of the platform. GICHD Technology Workshop; The ICARUS project – command, control and intelligence (C2I) In: Safety, Security and Rescue Robots, The ICARUS project – command, control and intelligence (C2I). In: Safety, Security and We propose that emotion based smart device is the most effective device in interacting with human when it comes to user-centered device. 1 Methodology for the user-centered design and evaluation of VE user inter-action. trailer << /Size 78 /Info 57 0 R /Root 60 0 R /Prev 103660 /ID[<68567f37da91d13dc90f28ee4cf27692><9a65d7756377b036a53571e584f393e3>] >> startxref 0 %%EOF 60 0 obj << /Type /Catalog /Pages 55 0 R /Metadata 58 0 R >> endobj 76 0 obj << /S 245 /Filter /FlateDecode /Length 77 0 R >> stream capabilities and to realistic operational conditions. An important factor, legal issues. Although the mere, Electronic signatures play an important role in e-Business and e-Government applications. ... We provide a complete Operator Centered Situation Awareness Control Room Methodology. An, important aspect of the user‐centered design approach is that it is an iterative methodol‐, ogy, based on multiple intermediate operational validations by end users of the devel‐. Gathering information from the user requirements and the development teams, system, ICARUS architecture can be depicted by the scheme of, deployed at the crisis coordination center and performs the mission planning and coor. That way, it is possible to perform a more complete validation of the use of robotic tools in challenging real world scenarios. Brussels, Belgium: SpaceTec Partners; 2014. Currently, in-formation is almost always documented on paper-based forms and communicated by one-to-one talks, messengers, radio and mobile phone. The survey covered a broad range of issues ranging from the profile of a typical UCD project including the percentage of total budget on UCD, organizational impact of UCD, measures of UCD success, and the most widely used methods and techniques. The main purpose of this scenario is to assess the search and rescue capabilities of, the small and large UGV and the indoor and outdoor rotorcraft and their collaborative. UCD only deals with the user research and the design and evaluation of the user interfaces of the product. Using robotic tools can lead to new safety hazards, as the use of unmanned aerial systems, and heavy ground or marine robots is not without dangers. Operational scenarios are defined, including a performance assessment of individual robots but also collective operations where heterogeneous robots cooperate together and with manned teams in search and rescue activities. This trial turned out, showed that dogs and aerial search teams are not only capable of working side by side, but, that they are complementary tools, as the dogs were very capable in locating victims hidden, on or under the ground in demolished buildings, whereas the aerial tools were very capable. Collaboration between aerial rescue robots and canine rescue assets (source: ICARUS consortium). For the structure of sub-chapters, we recommend to use only following levels 2, 3 and 4. Keeping the end users. collaboration, safe and legal operation, and rapid deployment. ing. During the MSAR_Air‐Marine scenario, the outdoor rotorcraft searches, During the MSAR Marine‐Marine scenario, the fast unmanned. trials and the nal demonstration scenarios (which are discussed in Chapter 10 of this book). rescue victims trapped in a semi‐demolished apartment building. Nevertheless, existing signature-creation tools have crucial drawbacks with regard to usability and applicability. Rene Wagemans, Anibal Matos, Eduardo Silva. Subsequently, they deploy into a sector assigned by the mission planner. corresponds to MSAR demonstration scenario. In this paper, we use the term UCD whenever an activity is related to the user, even it is related to design and/or evaluation of interaction and/or interface. The robot operator uses the robot com, mand and control station to control the multiple ICARUS robotic vehicles via the ICARUS, communication framework. This package, must not only contain the robotic tools themselves, but evidently also all the tools to repair, a serious problem here, as these are often considered as dangerous goods. Matthias Rauterberg: USABILITY ENGINEERING METHODS AND TOOLS 3 The best way to meet users' needs— including usability— is to understand the users intimately. There is no clear-cut definition of user-centered design, especially as it is tightly connected to collaborative design, co-creation or co-design practices (where users likewise become central to the design process), and terms are often used interchangeably [see 14,15]. Research has shown that a large majority of all incidents with drones is due not to technological, but to human error. This chapter explains how this problem was tackled, in the ICARUS project, by carefully identifying and approaching the targeted user com‐. This implementation has been used to prove the applicability of the architecture in real life. For both communities, an iterative information gathering approach was, followed, where multiple draft documents were compiled, reviewed, and validated by an, information sources for these draft documents were personal interviews with key stake, from previous user requirement documents. Choose a topic to learn more about how to complete each step. 0000004910 00000 n Brussels, Belgium: SpaceT, hp://www.spacetecpartners.eu/icarus‐darius‐event ed, during the Balkans ooding. We set out an approach to use prototyping and retrospective think-aloud techniques to explore web usability barriers that elderly patients may encounter when using an insulin decision aid web site and use the feedback for improving the prototype. User Centered Design Services has decades of experience serving control room teams of all sizes and types. The User-centered design (UCD) process outlines the phases throughout a design and development life-cycle all while focusing on gaining a deep understanding of who will be using the product. ], which was specially organized and dedicated to this subject. 0000005017 00000 n Regardless of how one couches UCD—framework, philosophy, etc.—the defining tenet of UCD concerns placing users at the You can trust UCDS to bring the highest quality design services and proven consulting and assessments to your control room. such that the crisis manager only has to give high‐level (task) commands. tems. This paper reports the results of a recent survey involving over one hundred leading professionals of user-centered design (UCD). To solve these problems, we define appropriate requirements for, In this study we focus on the effect of the interaction between humans and device when emotion recognition smart device is used. deployment test where the B‐FAST team deployed, under command of the team leader, using the full set of ICARUS tools, in order to validate that the use of these tools would, tional canine search teams in order to look for survivors on an incident site, in order to assess, the advantages and disadvantages of both approaches and their capability of working next to, another (which is not a given, as it was previously reported that dogs could be disturbed by, the (ultrasound) noises made by aerial robots). Yvinec Y, Baudoin Y, De Cubber G, Armada M, Marques L, Desaulniers JM, Bajic Following a user-centered design process we present a concrete implementation of the architecture based upon the Austrian Citizen Card. other states to provide world‐wide coverage. video) to the RC2, thereby enabling bi‐directional communication. Specify requirements for both the business and user. Collaboration between aerial rescue robots and human rescue workers (source: ICARUS consortium). In this sense, we proposed a new methodology, which involves a set of activities and the use of two techniques of user-centered design: storyboarding and video prototyping. This means that simple interfacing. We discuss implications of our results for educational robot design, and highlight the gains of user involvement in design decisions for human–robot interaction research. 59 0 obj << /Linearized 1 /O 61 /H [ 800 363 ] /L 104968 /E 22672 /N 16 /T 103670 >> endobj xref 59 19 0000000016 00000 n D2.1 USER-CENTRED DESIGN METHODOLOGY Page 7 of 29 < 3" STATE OF THE ART Please add as many chapters as needed, following the presentation of chapters made in the introduction. First, the whole design process has to care for the rescue personnel's' needs in these challenging situations and second, the rescue per-sonnel has to be prepared for using these specialized com-puter applications in case of an MCI. Therefore, daily rou-tine has to be the training foundation for these extraordinary operations. Methods also available as book or PDF download in The Field Guide to Human-Centred Design. Isolation does not work for interactive computer systems since … centered design (UCD) engineering pr ocess as a method to design, develop, a nd build sensible graphical user i nterfaces (GUIs) f or command and control (C2) equipment. The user-centered design process is composed of several methods and tasks related to website development. Figure 1.The human-centered design process, ISO-13407 User-Centered Design is a user interface design process that focuses on usability goals, user characteristics, Environment, tasks, and workflow in the design of an interface. Our results further suggest that a robot should primarily interact via speech and be able to display basic emotions, especially the positive ones. A standardized methodology for use‐case redaction [, validation scenarios. User-centred research helps you gain empathy for the people you are designing for. hybrid meetings requires moving from the traditional, essentialist, and perception-obsessed user-centered design approach to a phenomenological approach to the needs of meetings themselves. The draft user requirements were also vali. Structure of the different validation scenarios (source: ICARUS consortium). use of unmanned aerial systems for damage assessment (source: ICARUS consortium). Writing Eective Use Cases. The approach followed for conceptualizing the validation scenarios was inspired by the approach, dardized test methodologies for unmanned ground robots. For example, where a business process is being automated, focus attention on aspects of design and use that other methods do not. reason, the ICARUS consortium has chosen to organize, in close collaboration with end users, capabilities of early developments and prototypes were showcased, in order to get, feedback from the end users, allowing the end users to re‐iterate their requirements and. Evaluate This is based on the process determined by the International Organization of Standardization(ISO), an organization dedicated to bringing professionals and experts together to set industrial, scientific, and business standards. User identication and requirements gathering, A thorough understanding of the end‐user community is a key preliminary factor in order to. Thanks go out as well to the, INSARAG community which has welcomed us into their community to work together on, the development of standard operating procedures for unmanned tools used in search and, Commission, as all the research leading to these results has received funding from the, *Address all correspondence to: daniela.doroftei@rma.ac.be, 1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Royal Military Academy of, 4 INESC TEC – Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, T. 6 Escola Naval, Rua Base Naval de Lisboa. 2. Together, they rescue victims trapped in a semi‐demolished school building. On a second level, infrared and other human detection sensors, were selected. It is a practice design, and design thinking. user requirements engineering, system requirements, system validation. Licensee InTech. 2. User-centered design is an iterative methodology that prompts researchers and designers as well as end users to co-interpret an emerging design in the ongoing process [e.g., ... User-centered design has become an important approach for researchers from different domains such as computersupported cooperative work, architecture, marketing, or human-computer interaction [see, Evaluating Mobile Robots Using Standard Test Methods and Robot Performance Data. Let’s take a quick look at each step to see how it’s done. In this context, the EU-FP7-ICARUS project [1] concentrates on the development of unmanned search and rescue technologies for detecting, locating and rescuing humans. 0000007970 00000 n Step 3. validating the solutions developed and of obtaining valuable feedback from the end users. This is mainly due to, the fact that the crisis environment is extremely technology unfriendly, and SAR workers, under large amounts of stress to carry out a lot of work in a minimum of time, all technologies, they are required to use must be extremely user friendly. It is the predominant method of learning. 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