Design and interface considerations for web-enabled data management in civil infrastructure health monitoring

David E. Kosnik, Lawrence Joseph Henschen

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Abstract

We present principles and techniques for design of Web-enabled data aggregation, storage, and visualization software for structural health monitoring of civil infrastructure: the process of collecting and analyzing sensor data related to the condition or behavior of constructed facilities (e.g., bridges, dams, tunnels) to promote safe and efficient service at a reasonable cost. Due to widely variable user requirements and the vast range of data types and display methods required, good human-computer interfaces for engineering applications are still difficult to design and implement, and continue to be constructed in more-or-less ad hoc manners. We approach human-computer interaction in the civil engineering domain through common HCI methods, such as user interviews, use case design and analysis, representation in UML, and so on. However, this paper is focused on two special techniques that are not commonly found in HCI development: (1) a rigorous analysis of the nature of the data and how it will be used, and (2) a general method for sending data into functions for display on the user interface. The addition of two techniques like the above adds new tools to the engineering HCI toolkit and increases HCI designers' ability to meet the needs of engineers who examine large volumes of engineering data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationApplications and Services - 15th International Conference, HCI International 2013, Proceedings
Pages107-116
Number of pages10
EditionPART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 31 2013
Event15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2013 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Jul 21 2013Jul 26 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume8005 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2013
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period7/21/137/26/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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