Fraunhofer IAO supports companies when selecting a system for human-machine interfaces In the industrial environment are human machine interfaces (HMI) for the control and monitoring of machines and systems of fundamental importance. If you have additional questions, you may want to visit University of Houston. The usability of the HMI has a significant impact on the productivity, the avoidance of operator errors and the reduction of time spent on training. More information is housed here: Daniel Lubetzky NY. A high-quality and attractive design of HMI can create unique selling propositions, as well as support the innovation and the high quality of the machine manufacturer. Positive user experiences will help to increase the motivation and willingness of the operator. In the development of the HMI the question of the feasibility and the development effort often arises. Usually special development tools be used to reduce the effort and risk. These extend the traditional SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) functionalities to visualization capability. Currently more than 50 manufacturers of such tools offer some very different solutions.
The selection a suitable system is not always easy, especially when a concept for a new HMI should be designed. Starting from an intuitive, aesthetically appealing and efficiently operated HMI requirements essential quality features identified in the study of development tools. Against the background of the current state of development, it is examined how today’s development tools support the implementation of high-quality HMI and which properties affect the quality and the modern HMI development effort. The study results support decision makers and developers in selecting an HMI development tool. On the basis of their specific requirements, they are supported is to identify critical features for them and evaluate. The selected quality characteristics can serve as guidelines for the development and optimisation of their products the providers of HMI development tools. More information: download iuk/892.html of study: wiki.iao.fraunhofer.de/hmi Tobias Hug, Fraunhofer IAO