Remote Operation in a Modern Context
Examensarbete för masterexamen
Interaction design and technologies (MPIDE), MSc
Larsson Vahlberg, Alexander
The transition to autonomous vehicles on open roads might be critical for a sustainable future. One way of facilitating this transition is through the use of Remote Operation, the concept of maneuvering, assisting, and monitoring vehicles from a distance. This introduces many challenges in terms of for instance human-machine interaction, human-automation interaction, and situational awareness for the design of the remote operation interface. While solving these challenges may have critical importance for the successful application of remote operation and autonomous vehicles, there is a lack of established best practices for solving these issues in a modern context. The purpose of this master’s thesis is therefore to answer the question “What should be considered when designing graphical user interfaces for the remote operation of autonomous vehicles?”. In order to do this, research was conducted through the process of Research through Design, utilizing an iterative design process in order to create and refine a set of guidelines. The process consisted of a pre-study and two design iterations, mainly focusing on the latter parts of the design process. This was done to create a design artifact in the form of a high-fidelity software prototype used as a vehicle for the design process, providing an example of how to apply these guidelines within a specific context. The final set of guidelines introduces the concepts of Prioritization, Layout, Coding as the primary aspects of presenting information in addition to the relevant aspects of feedback, interaction, and automation transparency. Together, these aim to provide a solid foundation for designing graphical user interfaces for remote operation of autonomous vehicles.
Human-Machine Interaction , Human-Automation Interaction , Graphical User Interface , Interaction Design , Situation Awareness , Remote Operation , Teleoperation , Research through Design , Autonomous Vehicles