The Usefulness of Method-Resources for Evaluating a Collaborative Training Simulator

Ebba Thora Hvannberg, Gyða Halldórsdóttir, Jan Rudinsky

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Voice communication is vital for collaboration between first responders and commanders during crisis management. To decrease cost, training can take place in a virtual environment instead of in a real one. It is non-trivial to build and evaluate a virtual environment for training complex command. To understand the method-resources required for evaluating a training simulator for crisis response, this paper presents a case study of applying several resources. Method-resources were analysed for usability problems and Mechanics of Collaboration (MOC). The results show that the Group Observational Technique and the MOC analysis are appropriate for analysing factors of collaboration and communication. The think-aloud technique, observers, experts in the domain and advanced task scenario were important resources. In only a few cases sound and video were necessary to analyse issues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISBN (Print)9783319226675
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Other keywords

  • Virtual Reality
  • Collaboration
  • Evaluation
  • Crisis management
  • Verbal Communication
  • Method-Resources
  • Mechanics of Collaboration
  • Sýndarveruleiki
  • Samvinna
  • Samskiptaforrit
  • Áfallastjórnun
  • Upplýsingatækni


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