Great strides have been made in reducing the reams of paper-based materials that pilots were once required to bring into the cockpit. Much of that paper-based information is now available to pilots on electronic devices known as electronic kneeboards (EKBs). The main goal of this paper is to describe a design strategy we are using that integrates interdisciplinary perspectives and engages users in the design process. We describe the use of this design strategy to specify and design EKB applications (i.e., apps) that are uniquely supportive of the work demands faced by tactical pilots. As a result of the work described herein, we will be integrating multiple apps in support of high level goals, i.e., developing super apps. Future work will focus on developing these super apps so that they are responsive to situational changes. Future work additionally includes addressing key challenges associated with navigating within the EKB information space.
Neville, K. J.,
& Schmorrow, D.
(2019). Human Factors Electronic Kneeboard Design Guidelines for Military Tactical Aviation. 20th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 343-348.