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Creating a User-Centered CAD-HCI Tool to Reduce Costs of Replacing Use...

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
64227
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
031-1923
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Harmonia Holding Group LLC
2020 Kraft Drive Suite 1000 Blacksburg, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Creating a User-Centered CAD-HCI Tool to Reduce Costs of Replacing User Interfaces in Legacy Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-05-C-0029
Award Amount: $805,790.00
 

Abstract:

Harmonia, Inc. proposes an innovative approach to modernize and integrate new HCIs into legacy software. The approach centers on a software design tool called Computer-Assisted Design-Human/Computer Interface (CAD-HCI) that supports an enhanced, user-centered, UIML-based user interface design process. The enhanced process uses the best available model-based techniques to generate HCIs. It starts with a user task model and each subsequent model progressively adds detail to the design. The approach uses XML representations of task models, abstract HCIs, concrete HCIs, target platforms, and legacy code application programming interfaces (APIs) to improve traceability through the process and increase portability of design artifacts. CAD-HCI automates transitions between models by allowing the HCI designer to manage and establish mappings between these XML representations. The approach will span the gap between usability and object-oriented software engineering by supporting rapid prototyping of user interfaces for usability engineering and derivation of tactical HCI code for deployment.

Principal Investigator:

James Helms
Director of Services
5409515910
jhelms@harmonia.com

Business Contact:

Pallabi Saboo
VP, Marketing & Product D
5409515915
psaboo@harmonia.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

HARMONIA, INC.
PO Box 11282 Blacksburg, VA 24060

EIN/Tax ID: 541967366
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No