Navigating in a process landscape

  • Haakon Tolsby
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 753)


User interfaces in process control systems are often organised as landscapes — usually a process chart — where the display is a window into the landscape. The window can move over the landscape and view different segments of the process. Normally there is no overlap between the views — they are discretely organised. Operators often claim they get lost in such interfaces. I suggest that the problem is a matter of how the operator moves in the landscape — how one changes ones view of the process. Two different interactive methods of movement — discrete vs. continuous — are tested. The results of the experiments are discussed.


Task Category Discrete Method Control Room Interaction Technique Continuous Method 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haakon Tolsby
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  1. 1.Dept. of Computer ScienceOstfold Regional CollegeHaldenNorway

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