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Usability Study of Two Collocated Prototype System DisplaysCurrently, most of the displays in control rooms can be categorized as status screens, alerts/procedures screens (or paper), or control screens (where the state of a component is changed by the operator). The primary focus of this line of research is to determine which pieces of information (status, alerts/procedures, and control) should be collocated. Two collocated displays were tested for ease of understanding in an automated desktop survey. This usability study was conducted as a prelude to a larger human-in-the-loop experiment in order to verify that the 2 new collocated displays were easy to learn and usable. The results indicate that while the DC display was preferred and yielded better performance than the MDO display, both collocated displays can be easily learned and used.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Trujillo, Anna C. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 2007
Subject Category
Man/System Technology and Life Support
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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