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An Initial Usability Evaluation of the Secure Situation Awareness System

Nurse, Jason R. C., Creese, Sadie, Goldsmith, Michael, Craddock, Rachel, Jones, Glyn (2012) An Initial Usability Evaluation of the Secure Situation Awareness System. In: The 9th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2012).


The importance of situation awareness systems in crisis-management scenarios cannot be emphasised enough.

These systems enable entire disaster situations to be mapped out in a real-time fashion thereby aiding

significantly in human decision-making and the necessary positioning, management and deployment of

resources. As a result of the core role these systems play in responding to crises, it is vital that they are highly

usable and optimized for human cognition and experience. In this paper we consider this reality in the context of

an initial evaluation of the visualisation interface of a situation-awareness tool called Secure Situation

Awareness (SSA). Our evaluation seeks to gather useful feedback from potential end-users on the usability of

the tool’s interface to feed into the design and development of interfaces for similar systems.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science
T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Security Group
Depositing User: Jason Nurse
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2018 14:57 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:43 UTC
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