The study, financed under a program of the European Space Agency (ESA) examined how the Human-Computer Interface in unmanned spacecraft operations may change within the next decade.
The study focused on collaboration support in the socio-technical system of the ground segment, as well as the evaluation of user experience of modern HCI technologies with existing ESA software applications.
The study followed a human-centered design approach with close participation of users, including observations and user workshops.
First, a task analysis and a technology review were carried out to identify scenarios and user needs. These were incorporated in an interaction design, which focused on the collaboration support.
This interaction design was implemented in a fully functional demonstrator which included an operator console, touch devices and a touch table, and evaluated subsequently.
Human Computer Interfaces
Human Centered Design
Jan Charles Lenk, Andreas Lüdtke, Alexandr Puchkovskiy, Denis Javaux, Georges Vroonen, Giovanni Scotti, Sonja Sievi, Collin Haddow, Felix Flentge; SpaceOps 2014 Conference ; 05 / 2014