Usability Evaluation Checklisks of Software GUI on Weapon System

무기체계 소프트웨어 GUI에 대한 사용성 평가 체크리스트 개발

  • Kim, Du-Jeong (ILS(Integrated Logistics Support) R&D Lab, LIG Nex1) ;
  • Cho, Hyun-Su (ILS(Integrated Logistics Support) R&D Lab, LIG Nex1) ;
  • Kang, Tae-Ho (ILS(Integrated Logistics Support) R&D Lab, LIG Nex1)
  • 김두정 ((주)LIG넥스원 ILS연구센터) ;
  • 조현수 ((주)LIG넥스원 ILS연구센터) ;
  • 강태호 ((주)LIG넥스원 ILS연구센터)
  • Received : 2016.10.10
  • Accepted : 2016.11.10
  • Published : 2016.11.30


As information becomes more sophisticated with the advancing technology of our times, the usability of software is considered an important factor. However, the research on usability of weapons system software graphical user interfaces (GUIs) remains insufficient. For this reason, this paper focuses on developing checklists for the usability of GUIs in weapons systems. In the first step, design principles are collected from various design guidelines on usability and from career soldiers. In the second step, a survey is conducted for factor analysis, and in the third step, factor analysis is conducted on 12 principles, with two principles excluded, as a result, due to less correlation with weapons system usability. In Step 4, the weights for design characteristics and design principles are derived using AHP. In the final step, the checklists are developed by mapping the GUI design factors and from the results of factor analysis. This research could be utilized as a foundation for usability evaluation of GUIs in weapons systems.


Weapon system;Software;Usability;GUI;Checklists


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