A Cognitive Engineering Design of a Smart Phone Information Appliance with Improved Usability

A Cognitive Engineering Design of a Smart Phone Information Appliance with Improved Usability

Masato Okada (Department of Industrial Administration, Tokyo University of Science, Noda, Japan), Keishi Takiguchi (Department of Industrial Administration, Tokyo University of Science, Noda, Japan) and Hayato Ohwada (Department of Industrial Administration, Tokyo University of Science, Noda, Japan)
DOI: 10.4018/ijssci.2014070104
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Abstract

This paper focuses on a cognitive engineering design for a smart phone application with improved usability at a software-level update of an information appliance (digital video remote controller). The design process is based on the Norman's cognitive engineering framework that can be used to detect human-interface problems with the existing controller through a usability assessment. The process includes considering a menu structure and error location in a more detailed-level analysis, and proposes an improved design for the smart phone application that emulates a video controller. The resultant system is tested to show how much the usability has been enhanced. The proposed method indicates that smart-phone applications can be regarded as useful alternatives to improve the information appliances, yielding a typical case study toward the next generation cognitive computing systems.
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3. Proposed Method

The proposed method has two processes: (1) error detection and classification and (2) analysis of the cause of the error.

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