MERBoard: a Multi-mission Platform for Collaborative Mission Control Applications (09 Apr 2004)
Based on observations of the rover science team operating a field test rover, and in collaboration with IBM's Blueboard Project, the MER HCC Project developed the MERBoard, a new class of software platform for collaborative and group use. The MERBoard software runs on large touchscreen plasma displays that are situated throughout the MER Mission Support Areas where the operations teams work. Basic functions of each board include a whiteboard and drawing tools, remote access and control, and a web browser for data access. Each board is customized for the mission environment using plug-ins for specialized functions, such as flow charting rover strategic plans. Observations of mission use reveal patterns of use that serve as lessons learned in the development of future situated display technologies.
Article URL: http://hci.stanford.edu/seminar/abstracts/03-04/040409-trimble.html
(Jay Trimble, NASA Ames)
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