Supporting Domain Experts in Determining Viable User Interface Designs for Wearable Computers Used in AEC Work Situations

Bürgy, Christian; Garrett, James H.

The design of mobile IT systems, especially the design of wearable computer systems, is a complex task that requires computer science knowledge, such as that related to hardware configuration and software development, in addition to knowledge of the domain in which the system is intended to be used. Particularly in the AEC sector, it is necessary that the support from mobile information technology fit the work situation at hand. Ideally, the domain expert alone can adjust the wearable computer system to achieve this fit without having to consult IT experts. In this paper, we describe a model that helps in transferring existing design knowledge from non-AEC domains to new projects in the construction area. The base for this is a model and a methodology that describes the usage scenarios of said computer systems in an application-neutral and domain-independent way. Thus, the actual design information and experience will be transferable between different applications and domains.

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Bürgy, Christian / Garrett, James H.: Supporting Domain Experts in Determining Viable User Interface Designs for Wearable Computers Used in AEC Work Situations. 2004.

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