User Centered Technology Group Overview

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Highlights of the User Centered Technology Group at NASA Ames Research Center


  • 1. User CenteredTechnology Group Highlights NASA Ames Research Center Jay Trimble 10/12
  • 2. A Touchscreen for Mars Five years before touchscreens were popular - A touchscreen for Mars Rover Operations The technology was later used for Ocean Research, next gen rover field tests and Space Station
  • 3. Open Source Mission Control
  • 4. Mission Impact User tools for Planetary Data Archive and Search User Interfaces for Solar System Geometry - Interplanetary geometry for the rest of us Planetary Image Search in collaboration with Google
  • 5. Impact on the Organization User Centered Design goes from obscurity to mainstream practice
  • 6. UCT Highlights MarsExploration Rovers Human Centered Computing MERBoard Collaborative Ongoing Mars Rover Surface MERBoard Collaborative Touchscreen Deployment for Project Operations Touchscreen Deployment for Mars Rover Surface Mars Rover Test & Training Operations XBoard Next Gen Rover Space Station Operations Field Tests Next Gen Goal based Rover ControlData Accountability Interface Interface 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
  • 7. UCT Highlights UserComposable Software In Mission Control Frameworks, dev toolkit, Prototype demonstration in Initial User Components, operational Initial concept ops Technology Facility Compositions Tests Prototype XBoard Web-based XBoard XBoard for Monterey Bay Collaboration for Space Aquarium Research Station Institute Planetary Data System User Study and Web-Tools Recommendations Home Page Redesign Data Search for Prototype Mission for Detailed User Solar System the Public Control Scientists Survey Geometry on iPad Interface 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
  • 8. Agile Deliver to Release to Mission Release to Mission Release to Mission Release to Mission customer Control User Test Control User Test Control User Test Control Ops Community Community Community in 3 week intervals Release Release Release Iteration 1 Iteration 1 Iteration 2 Iteration 2 Iteration 3 Iteration 3 Iteration 4 Iteration 4 every 3 3 Weeks 6 Weeks 9 Weeks 12 Weeks months
  • 9. Partnering for Solutions Google - Planetary Data SearchIDEO - Design for Collaborative Mission Systems IBM Almaden - Blueboard Adaptive Path - Mission Control Touchscreen on iPad