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      Improving the Failure Understanding in Embedded Systems through Interactive Visual Support: An Evaluation Study

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      Proceedings of the 30th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI)

      Fusion

      11 - 15 July 2016

      Embedded Systems, Safety Aspect Visualization, Information Visualization, User Evaluation

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            Effectively analyzing failure mechanisms is critical for ensuring safety and reliability aspects in embedded systems. This requires close collaborations between the system engineers who design the system and the safety experts who analyze the failures. To support this process, we present an interactive visual environment, called ESSAVis++, that helps in extracting the required safety information about the failure mechanisms in the underlying embedded system. In this paper, we focus mainly on the conducted user evaluation study to compare between ESSAVis++ and ESSaRel (a tool used in industry) in terms of accuracy, efficiency, and user acceptance. The goal was to determine the suitability and effectiveness of a common interactive visual environment that would be used by the system engineers and safety experts during the safety analysis process in embedded systems. Results indicate an increase in participants’ efficiency and accuracy levels using the ESSAVis++ platform, due to the visual support and provided interaction options. We also observed a high acceptance rate among the participants towards ESSAVis++, mainly due to its intuitive visualizations.

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            Contributors
            Conference
            July 2016
            July 2016
            : 1-11
            Affiliations
            [1 ]Information Technology Department, Mutah University, Jordan
            [2 ]Computer Graphics and HCI Group, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
            [3 ]Software Engineering: Dependability Group, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/HCI2016.32
            66f8573d-c8c4-437f-b6f2-a3309220943d
            © AlTarawneh et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of British HCI 2016 Conference Fusion, Bournemouth, UK

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            Proceedings of the 30th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference
            HCI
            30
            Bournemouth University, Poole, UK
            11 - 15 July 2016
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Fusion
            Product
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Categories
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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