The WORKPAD user interface and methodology: developing smart and effective mobile applications for emergency operators

S.R. Humayoun, T. Catarci, M. Leoni, de, A. Marrella, M. Mecella, M. Bortenschlager, R. Steinmann

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    Abstract

    In complex emergency/disaster scenarios, teams from various emergency-response organizations collaborate in order to achieve a common goal. The use of smart mobile devices and applications in these scenarios can improve this collaboration dynamically; and poses interesting challenges, such as user’ mental attention, small screen size, unavailability of reliable network, reduced power, and battery consumption. So, to design and develop interactive applications to be used in mobile and pervasive scenarios requires novel methodologies which combine user-centred design approaches and software engineering approaches tailed for distributed architectures. In this paper, we outline the methodology, adopted successfully in the European WORKPAD project, and describe the work done from getting the requirements to developing the interface of the desired system.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Applications and Services Part III (UAHCI 2009), 19-24 July 2009, San Diego, CA, USA
    EditorsC. Stephanidis
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages343-352
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-02712-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    Volume5616
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743

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