Modern cockpit displays contain a multitude of complex information sources. Integrating new interface concepts into an existing cockpit display to produce a high-fidelity prototype suitable for user testing can be extremely time-consuming. Discount prototyping methodologies are needed to enable user testing at earlier stages of the design cycle to ensure appropriate changes occur and high quality interfaces result. Video prototyping can provide a useful step between low-fidelity, static prototypes and higher-fidelity software prototypes. However, existing video prototyping methods are designed to elicit user feedback on design concepts. While user feedback is important to the adoption of aviation interfaces, it is also desirable to examine performance using more complex metrics, which have traditionally required the development of a fully interactive software prototype. We propose a new scenario-driven video prototyping methodology that allows designers to apply complex metrics during early-stage user evaluations.
Scott, S. D.,
Histon, J. M.,
& Torenvliet, G. L.
(2011). A Video Prototyping Methodology for Evaluating Novel Interface Concepts in Cockpit Displays. 16th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 399-404.