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Ngagement– Rapid design and evaluation of complex systems in virtual reality settings

Lewkowicz, Daniel and Calvet, Guillaume and Jegou, Guillaume Ngagement– Rapid design and evaluation of complex systems in virtual reality settings. (2020) In: 1st International Conference on Cognitive Aircraft Systems - ICCAS 2020, 18 March 2020 - 19 March 2020 (Toulouse, France). (Unpublished)

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In recent years, manufacturers have increased their efforts to optimize their innovation processes and make the most of scientific and technological advances in the field of human behavioral and physiological analysis. The development of the Ngagement platform is the result of the collaboration between the technological research institute B<>Com and Human Design Group. The objective is to shorten industrial design and production cycles with two strong ambitions. The first is to offer a fully digitized design phase in virtual reality allowing design variations with great flexibility while generating a good feeling of immersiveness. The Ngagement platform proposes a hardware and software design lab (HMI - FabLab) allowing to import 2D or 3D elements and to place them in a tangible virtual design room. It also allows to modify HMI or interactions, define on-the-fly scenarios and describe agent’s behavior (eg.: systems and autonomous avatars). The second ambition is a rapid assessment capability based on real-time indicators combining subjective data collection, performance measurements and physiological indicators that are sufficiently discriminating to be able to determine how changes made during the design phases may impact the performance of operators. Different indicators can be used, but we have chosen to include an index of cognitive load which is generally seen as a key indicator to determine the effectiveness of human-machine cooperation. The index of cognitive load is very interesting to assess, for example, whether operators are capable of performing their tasks that have to be carried out in parallel and help us to go beyond their subjective feeling when managing the complex systems at their disposal.

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