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Usability engineering: domain analysis activities for augmented-reality systems
Author(s): Joseph Gabbard; J. Edward Swan II; Deborah Hix; Marco O. Lanzagorta; Mark Livingston; Dennis B. Brown; Simon J. Julier
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses our usability engineering process for the Battlefield Augmented Reality System (BARS). Usability engineering is a structured, iterative, stepwise development process. Like the related disciplines of software and systems engineering, usability engineering is a combination of management principals and techniques, formal and semi- formal evaluation techniques, and computerized tools. BARS is an outdoor augmented reality system that displays heads- up battlefield intelligence information to a dismounted warrior. The paper discusses our general usability engineering process. We originally developed the process in the context of virtual reality applications, but in this work we are adapting the procedures to an augmented reality system. The focus of this paper is our work on domain analysis, the first activity of the usability engineering process. We describe our plans for and our progress to date on our domain analysis for BARS. We give results in terms of a specific urban battlefield use case we have designed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2002
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 4660, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems IX, (23 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.468073
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Joseph Gabbard, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
J. Edward Swan II, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Deborah Hix, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Marco O. Lanzagorta, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Mark Livingston, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Dennis B. Brown, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Simon J. Julier, Naval Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4660:
Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems IX
Mark T. Bolas; Andrew J. Woods; John O. Merritt; Stephen A. Benton; Mark T. Bolas, Editor(s)

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