Human-Computer Interaction

INTERACT 2015: Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2015 pp 98-105

The Usefulness of Method-Resources for Evaluating a Collaborative Training Simulator

  • Ebba Thora Hvannberg
  • Gyda Halldorsdottir
  • Jan Rudinsky
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-22668-2_9

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9297)
Cite this paper as:
Hvannberg E.T., Halldorsdottir G., Rudinsky J. (2015) The Usefulness of Method-Resources for Evaluating a Collaborative Training Simulator. In: Abascal J., Barbosa S., Fetter M., Gross T., Palanque P., Winckler M. (eds) Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2015. INTERACT 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9297. Springer, Cham

Abstract

Voice communication is vital for collaboration between first responders and commanders during crisis management. To decrease cost, training can take place in a virtual environment instead of in a real one. It is non-trivial to build and evaluate a virtual environment for training complex command. To understand the method-resources required for evaluating a training simulator for crisis response, this paper presents a case study of applying several resources. Method-resources were analysed for usability problems and Mechanics of Collaboration (MOC). The results show that the Group Observational Technique and the MOC analysis are appropriate for analysing factors of collaboration and communication. The think-aloud technique, observers, experts in the domain and advanced task scenario were important resources. In only a few cases sound and video were necessary to analyse issues.

Keywords

Virtual reality Collaboration Evaluation Crisis management Verbal communication Method-resources Mechanics of collaboration 

Copyright information

© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ebba Thora Hvannberg
    • 1
  • Gyda Halldorsdottir
    • 1
  • Jan Rudinsky
    • 1
  1. 1.University of IcelandReykjavíkIceland

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