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Usability of Mobile Devices in the Cockpit (18 Feb 2004)
The results highlight the need for the usability engineer to consider the task and environment that the hardware and software are to be used in. For example, a usability engineer might quickly decide that the correct solution is to simply use a device with a screen large enough to display the information in its entirety that will eliminate the need to page or scroll for information. With the emergence of tablet PCs, this is certainly a viable solution for a Boeing 777 that has a spacious cockpit; however, not a good solution for smaller business jets that leave little room for an additional 10-14 inch display.
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