PRELIMINARY TOUCHSCREEN DISPLAY PROTOTYPING TOOL AND TOUCHSCREEN DESIGN STUDY

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 13091
Amount: $49,732.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Trident Systems Inc
3554 Chain Bridge Rd - Ste 200, Fairfax, VA, 22030
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Nicholas E Karangelen
 (703) 273-1012
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
TOUCHSCREEN REPRESENT A SIGNIFICANT OPPORTUNITY TO ENHANCE THE OPERABILITY OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS MAN-MACHINE INTERFACES IN BOTH MILITARY AND INDUSTRY. THE ADVANTAGES OF A TOUCHSCREEN INTERFACE CAN BE SIGNIFICANTLY DIMINISHED (AND EVEN REVERSED IN EXTREME CASES) IF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TOUCHSCREEN INTERFACE IS CARELESSLY DESIGNED. THE SIZE, SPACING, RESPONSE TIME, AND USE OF FEEDBACK MUST ACCOMMODATE THE USER'S ABILITY TO ACCURATELY AND QUICKLY SELECT TOUCH-SENSITIVE REGIONS ON THE SCREEN. A PRELIMINARY TOUCHSCREEN DISPLAY PROTOTYPING TOOLD WILL BE DEVELOPED UNDER THIS PROJECT, PROVIDING AN INTERACTIVE, GRAPHICAL, OBJECT-ORIENTED ENVIRONMENT FOR PROTOTYPING GRAPHIC DISPLAYS WITH TOUCHSCREEN INTERFACES. THE PRELIMINARY TOOL WILL BE USED TO SUPPORT A TOUCHSCREEN DISPLAY DESIGN STUDY. THE STUDY WILL BE PLANNED, EXECUTED, AND DOCUMENTED UNDER PHASE I OF THIS PROJECT, WILL EXAMINE HUMAN ENGINEERING ISSUES CONCERNING TOUCHSCREEN EMPLOYMENT, AND WILL INVESTIGATE KEY FACTORS IN THE DESIGN AND USE OF TOUCHSCREEN INTERFACES. BASED ON THE EXPERIENCE GAINED IN BUILDING THE PRELIMINARY TOOL AND IN CONDUCTING THE HUMAN FACTORS STUDY, A CONCEPTUAL DESIGN FOR A FULL-SCALE ADVANCED TOUCHSCREEN DISPLAY DEVELOPMENT TOOL WILL BE DEVELOPED.

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