A two-phased focused evaluation was run to validate the design implementation of the 787 Vertical Situation Display (VSD), using static and dynamic scenarios in a prototype flight deck. Pilot feedback and pilot questionnaire data were recorded and videotaped for analysis. The validation testing results suggest that overall an effective implementation has been designed. There was one area where issues were found that necessitated requirement changes. The mode transition logic (during takeoff) was redesigned and additional validation testing was conducted to ensure acceptability.
Cummings, J. F.,
& Crane, J.
(2009). The 787 Vertical Situation Display Human Factors Evaluation Enhancements to Flight Path Awareness. 2009 International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 509-514.