Standards for the user interface - Developing a user consensusThe user support environment (USE) which is a set of software tools for a flexible standard interactive user interface to the Space Station systems, platforms, and payloads is described in detail. Included in the USE concept are a user interface language, a run time environment and user interface management system, support tools, and standards for human interaction methods. The goals and challenges of the USE are discussed as well as a methodology based on prototype demonstrations for involving users in the process of validating the USE concepts. By prototyping the key concepts and salient features of the proposed user interface standards, the user's ability to respond is greatly enhanced.
Moe, Karen L. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Perkins, Dorothy C. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Szczur, Martha R. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)