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Usability Analysis of a Computer-Based Avionics System

By C. J. Hamblin, S. Naidu & C. Miller Summary. This study evaluates the usability of computer-based avionics system using a methodology described by Schvanevelt, Berringer & Leard (2004) which calculates the accessibility of information based upon the priorities users

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Evaluation Toolbox for Aviation Technical Publications

By Bonnie Rogers, Chris Hamblin, & Alex Chaparro National Institute for Aviation Research & Wichita State University Summary: This article describes the Evaluation Toolbox (Chaparro et al., 2004) – an aid to understand the process of evaluating the usability of

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A Comparison of Two Evaluation Techniques for Technical Documentation

By Bonnie Rogers, Chris Hamblin, & Alex Chaparro National Institute for Aviation Research & Wichita State University Summary: This study compared two evaluation techniques, Usability Testing and Cognitive Walkthrough, in their ability to identify errors in aviation maintenance documentation. The

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Usability of Mobile Devices in the Cockpit

By Christopher J. Hamblin Summary: An Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) is a mobile computing device intended primarily for use in the cockpit for pre- and post-flight planning. Experiment 1 compared information retrieval times with an EFB and with paper documentation

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