Comparing structure-based and function-based user interfaces for traffic simulation

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    Abstract

    This paper presents the outcomes of an experiment to compare the usefulness of two user interfaces for a traffic simulation program. We asked 50 students to generate and evaluate alternatives for the design of a traffic plan for the centre of a mid-sized city. 25 students used a function-based spreadsheet interface and 25 students used a structure-based map interface. The outcomes of the experiment show that neither interface is superior over the other. Therefore, we suggest that developers of traffic simulation programs provide a hybrid solution by combining both forms of interfaces.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationComputing in Civil and Building Engineering
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference, 30 June-2 July, Notthingham, UK
    EditorsW. Tazini
    Place of PublicationNottingham, United Kingdom
    PublisherNottingham University Press
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-907284-60-1
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2010
    Event17th International Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering, EG-ICE 2010 - Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Duration: 30 Jun 20102 Jul 2010

    Conference

    Conference17th International Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering, EG-ICE 2010
    Abbreviated titleEG-ICE 2010
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityNottingham
    Period30/06/102/07/10

    Keywords

    • METIS-262171
    • Functional simulation
    • Human computer interaction
    • Structural simulation
    • Traffic simulation

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