Assessments on Human-Computer Interaction Using Touchscreen as Control Inputs in Flight Operations

Wen Chin Li*, Yung Hsiang Liang, Wojciech Tomasz Korek, John J.H. Lin

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The developing technology on innovative touchscreen applied in the cockpit can integrate control inputs and outputs on the same display in flight operations. Flight systems could be updated by modifying the touchscreen user interface without the complicated processes on reconfiguring cockpit panels. There is a potential risk on touchscreen components constrained by the issues associated with inadvertent touch, which may be defined as any system detectable touch issued to the touch sensors without the pilot’s operational consent. Pilots’ visual behaviours can be explored by using eye trackers to analyze the relationship between eye scan patterns and attention shifts while conducting monitoring tasks in flight operations. This research aims to evaluate human-computer interactions using eye tracker to investigate the safety concerns on implementation of touchscreen in flight operations. The scenario was set to conduct an instrument landing on the final approach using future system simulator. Participants were required to interact with all the control surfaces and checklists using the touchscreens located on different areas in the cockpit. Each participant performed landing scenario as pilot-flying (PF) and pilot-monitoring (PM) in random sequence. Currently PF and PM perform different tasks related to control inputs and control outputs monitoring in the flight deck. The PF’s primary obligation is to fly the aircraft’s flight path, and the PM’s main responsibility is to monitor the aircraft’s flight path and cross-check to the PF’s operational behaviours. By analyzing participants’ visual behaviours and scanning patterns, the findings on HCI related to applying touchscreen for future flight deck design would be applicable. There are some benefits on the implementation touchscreen for future flight deck design if the human-centred design principle can be integrated in the early stage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics - 19th International Conference, EPCE 2022, Held as Part of the 24th HCI International Conference, HCII 2022, Proceedings
EditorsDon Harris, Wen-Chin Li
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages326-338
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783031060854
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event19th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, EPCE 2022 Held as Part of the 24th HCI International Conference, HCII 2022 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 2022 Jun 262022 Jul 1

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13307 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, EPCE 2022 Held as Part of the 24th HCI International Conference, HCII 2022
CityVirtual, Online
Period2022/06/262022/07/01

Keywords

  • Attention distribution
  • Flight deck touchscreen
  • Human-computer interactions
  • System usability
  • Visual behaviours

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science

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