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Author Stas Simon Krupenia; Cécilia Aguero
Title Asset distribution with a multitouch table Type Conference Article
Year 2012 Publication ISCRAM 2012 Conference Proceedings – 9th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Abbreviated Journal ISCRAM 2012
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Keywords Information systems; Affordances; Collaborative Asset Distribution; Multi-touch tables; Objective performance measures; Operational planning; Potential needs; Real-time intelligence; Usability measures; Spreadsheets
Abstract We examined to what extent a MultiTouch Table (MTT) can support a collaborative Operational Planning Asset Distribution task as compared to traditional Spreadsheet methods. Participants were given different and complementary specialist roles and were then asked to distribute different sets of assets over an area of Operations with multiple known and unknown 'needs'. Additionally, participants had to satisfy a series of real time intelligence recommendations regarding potential needs. Of interest were subjective usability ratings and objective performance measures in terms of need fulfillment and satisfying intelligence recommendations. We found that on all but one usability measure participants rated the MTT more positively than the Spreadsheets. There was also a non-significant trend for greater needs fulfillment and resolving intelligence recommendations using the MTT than the spreadsheets. On the basis of the results we suggest that MTT technology offers a viable tool for supporting collaborative Asset Distribution tasks in general. © 2012 ISCRAM.
Address Thales Research and Technology, Netherlands
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Publisher Simon Fraser University Place of Publication Vancouver, BC Editor L. Rothkrantz, J. Ristvej, Z.Franco
Language English Summary Language English Original Title
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ISSN 2411-3387 ISBN 9780864913326 Medium
Track Human Experiences in the Design of Crisis Response and Management Services and Systems Expedition Conference 9th International ISCRAM Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 145
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