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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Formal functional testing of graphical user interfaces

Yip, Stephen Wai-Leung January 1992 (has links)
No description available.

The tactile display of vector data

Eves, David January 1997 (has links)
The number of available perceptual dimensions upon which to encode complex scientific information on a computer screen is restricted. This thesis presents what is believed to be the first study of the use of tactile sensations for scientific information display. Perceptual aspects of scientific visualisation and sonification (the use of sound to portray information) have been reviewed in parallel with the perceptual capabilities of the tactile sense. Current and emergent tactile display technologies, and current uses of such devices have also been reviewed. Vector information was chosen to be displayed as it was concluded that it was difficult to display visually and aurally, but well suited to tactile display. This, and other conclusions led to the design of a novel tactile display system. The display comprises a 3x3 grid of electrocutaneous stimulators on the fingers of the non-dominant hand. An extension of the animation of the phantom sensation phenomena into two dimensions was created to encode a vector. Thus a wave of stimulation, whose speed and direction are determined by the vector information, is felt to move over the fingers of the hand. Observers found the display of the vector information to be intuitively interpretable. The stimulations generated by the discrete stimulators were fused into one, well-defined sensation. A series of experiments were conducted to evaluate the system: To determine if the encoding schemes chosen to portray vector magnitude and direction were orthogonal, and to generate psychophysical mapping functions to allow vector information from a scientific data set to be encoded in a perceptually linear manner. The encoding of vector information, magnitude onto the speed of the tactile wave, and direction onto the direction of the wave, was found to show a high degree of orthogonality. The quantitative results show that psychophysical mappings would be simple, a power law in the case of the magnitude/speed, and linear in the case of direction/direction. Vector acuity is difficult to express numerically, as it is affected by the choice of variance criteria and experimental methodology but is of the order of 3-1 0° for direction and one part in 35 to one part in 15 for magnitude. These results are considered good and show great promise for the device. The mean decision time was 13 seconds, however, this is considered to be an artefact of the experimental design. Further experimental work is proposed to explore other encoding schemes, and obtain a true measurement of the time taken to perceive the stimulus. The study of the device when integrated into a scientific perceptualisation system is also explored.

An analytical approach to the design of a man-machine interface

Aish, R. January 1974 (has links)
No description available.

The measurement and subjective effects of road noise in cars

Young, John Charles January 1990 (has links)
No description available.

How to compare the rower's movement on water and on ergometer?

Duchesnes, Christiane January 2000 (has links)
No description available.

Culture and political mobilization in Algeria

Bouzebra, K. January 1982 (has links)
No description available.

Using qualitative methodology in ergonomics : theoretical background and practical examples

Hignett, Sue January 2001 (has links)
Qualitative methodology offers the opportunity for ergonomists to investigate work problems and research questions using context-sensitive tools for data collection and analysis. This is particularly useful in contexts with complex social and cultural dimensions, for example the high level of emotional and intimate personal interactions between staff and patients in the health care industry. Two aims have been achieved in this thesis. The first is to set out a clear process for using qualitative methodology in ergonomics by taking a middle ground position with respect to the background philosophy. A generic process for carrying out qualitative research is described and shown in detail in the two case studies. The ergonomists case study found that there was considerable interest in expanding the ergonomics tool box to include qualitative methodology. However concerns were raised about a perceived lack of knowledge with respect to the process for doing qualitative research. This needs to be addressed by including teaching qualitative methodology in ergonomics courses. The second aim is use qualitative methodology to identify characteristics of hospitals with respect to the practice of ergonomics. Three themes emerged: organisational issues (complexity and size); staff issues (multiplicity of professionals and gender); and patient issues (dirty and emotional work; patient expectations; and life, death and mistakes). These themes were also found in the practical case study on manual handling problems in occupational therapy. This suggests that knowledge of the characteristics of an industry can help the ergonomist to understand the context of the work problem or research question. A final dynamic model of ergonomics is proposed to bring together the internal dimensions of a person (representing physical, cognitive and spiritual levels) and the external dimensions of their interactions at a micro level (e. g. tasks) and at wider organisational and societal levels (macro). This model shows the importance of using qualitative methodology to achieve a more complete understanding of human interactions: the basis of the definition of ergonomics.

Teacher preferences and environmental performance in primary schools

Satchell, W. K. J. January 1985 (has links)
No description available.

The effects of word processing on secretarial and typing work : Changes in work processes and responses to change with special reference to dedicated word processing in selected offices in Bradford

Webster, J. January 1986 (has links)
No description available.

Some aspects of the machine interference problem

El-Badri, W. K. January 1983 (has links)
No description available.

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