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The Influence of Task-Oriented Human-Machine Interface Design on Usability Objectives

  • Julia N. CzerniakEmail author
  • Christopher Brandl
  • Alexander Mertens
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10290)

Abstract

Modern machine tools have become highly automated versatile production systems, often showing deficits in intuitive control opportunities. To match human-machine interfaces to increasing functionality requirements, the software complexity can be reduced by task-oriented human-machine interface design. Content of this paper is the evaluation of task-orientation and its influence on usability dimensions in a field and laboratory investigation. For this purpose, a function-oriented software for cutting machines, currently used in production, was compared to a task-oriented prototype by means of the IsoMetricsS. Results show an effect of task-orientation on conformity with user expectations and learnability in the laboratory study. Furthermore performance measurement shows that task-orientation leads to decreasing execution times.

Keywords

Human-machine interaction Interface design IsoMetricsS Machine tool controlling Task-oriented HMI Usability 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The Research is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Project: MaxiMMI, according to Grant No. 16SV6237, supervised by the VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH. The authors would like to express their gratitude for the support given.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julia N. Czerniak
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christopher Brandl
    • 1
  • Alexander Mertens
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Industrial Engineering and ErgonomicsRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

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