An evaluation of new console technology – large display – in process control display

Benjamin Noah, Jingwen Li, Ling Rothrock

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Abstract

The objectives of this study were to test the effect of display layout/screen type on performance in a process control task (managing a tank farm). The study compared the following two conditions: (a) 4K-resolution 55″ screen with keyboard/mouse versus (b) 6-pack screens with keyboard/mouse. A within-subject experiment was conducted among 20 college engineering students. A primary task of preventing tanks from overfilling as well as a secondary task of manual logging with situation awareness questions were designed. Primary Task performance (including tank level at discharge, number of tank discharged and performance score), Secondary Task Performance (including Tank log count, performance score), system interaction times, subjective workload, situation awareness questionnaire, user experience survey regarding usability and condition comparison were used as the measures. The 6-pack setup was found to be slightly outperformed the 4K setup in tank discharge percentage. Detection+Navigation time was approximately one second shorter in the 4K condition compared to the 6-pack condition. On the other hand, the 6-pack condition outperformed the 4K-screen in the time to enter the values by two seconds. It was also found that the total time it took participants to properly discharge tanks was not significantly different between these conditions. In terms of the subjective feedbacks, participants felt equally about the 4K-screen and 6-pack conditions. More experiments need to be conducted to resolve some of the issues and come to a clearer conclusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEngineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics
Subtitle of host publicationPerformance, Emotion and Situation Awareness - 14th International Conference, EPCE 2017 Held as Part of HCI International 2017, Proceedings
EditorsDon Harris
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages343-361
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9783319584713
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event14th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, EPCE 2017, held as part of 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2017 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Jul 9 2017Jul 14 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10275 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other14th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, EPCE 2017, held as part of 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2017
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period7/9/177/14/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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