Automatic User Interface Configuration Management

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-10-C-4186
Agency Tracking Number: N091-061-0679
Amount: $599,864.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N091-061
Solicitation Number: 2009.1
Small Business Information
301 East Carrillo Street 2FL, P. O. Box 519, Santa Barbara, CA, -
DUNS: 053859526
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alan Spiker
 Principal Scientist
 (805) 966-6157
Business Contact
 Robert Dick
Title: Vice President of Technol
Phone: (805) 705-6858
Research Institution
During Phase I of this SBIR effort, Anacapa Sciences, Inc. invented a new technology for analyzing and optimizing the design of critical aspects of the User Interfaces (UIs) for real-time systems that have high urgency for errorless operator performance. The technology is based on machine-learning algorithms currently used in commercial data mining applications. We discovered that this class of algorithms – a form of artificial intelligence – could be employed to analyze UI design data from historical and currently-deployed systems, to develop a mathematical knowledgebase. This knowledgebase comprises equations that quantify the successes and failures of UI designs in their support of critical aspects of user performance. Information in these equations can be used to prescribe new [or upgraded] UI design features and functions that will optimally support such critical performance.

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