Salt Lake City,
Our objective is to develop intuitive, meaningful and ergonomically efficient informative
displays specific to the user's domain.
Typically information monitors present numeric values, waveforms, alarms and informative
sounds in a single sensor single indicator manner (5). In an effort to improve the
situational awareness of the end user (6), we design and develop various visual metaphors
and audible representations of information to communicate the past, present, and future
status of a complex system. Our studies will identify the visual and auditory elements that
optimize the presentation of critical domain specific information in an intuitive,
meaningful manner as well as communicate critical events efficiently and saliently as they
- projected end users of the domain specific visualizations.
- experts and novice users of the domain specific information.
- Subjects having been exposed to a particular visualization prior to testing.