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User Interface for Event Configuration

Micoogullari, Mehmet and Lerpard, Simon (2017)
Computer Science and Engineering (BSc)
Abstract
Many companies today have a security system containing of devices such as cameras and
other devices with some trigger functionality built in. It’s essential to be able to control all
existing triggers in a security system for it to work flawlessly. As the number of triggers
increases, the security system in question becomes more complicated to configure. Therefore,
making configuration from an easy to understand interface for the user is of great
importance. The purpose of this thesis is to make a suggestion how to configure triggers and actions
for one or multiple devices through an interface in a graphical user interface. To draw a conclusion considering this, current AVHS was tested to understand how
the existing system works and how to... (More)
Many companies today have a security system containing of devices such as cameras and
other devices with some trigger functionality built in. It’s essential to be able to control all
existing triggers in a security system for it to work flawlessly. As the number of triggers
increases, the security system in question becomes more complicated to configure. Therefore,
making configuration from an easy to understand interface for the user is of great
importance. The purpose of this thesis is to make a suggestion how to configure triggers and actions
for one or multiple devices through an interface in a graphical user interface. To draw a conclusion considering this, current AVHS was tested to understand how
the existing system works and how to add functionality to it. A few interview sessions
were held with people familiar with Axis Video Hosting System(AVHS) to get their views
of what functionality they would like to add to the system and how they would like it to
work. Literature studies has been made on designing interfaces as well as a design studio
workshop were held with employees in Axis. The purpose of the workshop was to get an
idea of in which order they would like the flow of configuration to be and how the interface
should be designed. Two interfaces were designed and created based on the interviews and the design studio.
They were then tested using a number of metrics to find out if they would have the
wanted result from the test users. The results from the test sessions were then analyzed
and presented in the thesis. Analysis of the results showed that user interface 1 were more effective in aspect of
effectiveness and time efficiency while user interface 2 showed to be more satisfactory
according to the test users. Even if user interface 2 showed to be more satisfactory, the
difference were not considerably big. This lead to the conclusion of that user interface 1
is the more appropriate user interface for event configuration. (Less)
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author
Micoogullari, Mehmet and Lerpard, Simon
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
avhs, configuration, triggers, actions, relations, ux, interfaces, event configuration
language
English
id
8924098
date added to LUP
2017-08-30 04:11:05
date last changed
2018-10-18 10:37:00
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  abstract     = {Many companies today have a security system containing of devices such as cameras and
other devices with some trigger functionality built in. It’s essential to be able to control all
existing triggers in a security system for it to work flawlessly. As the number of triggers
increases, the security system in question becomes more complicated to configure. Therefore,
making configuration from an easy to understand interface for the user is of great
importance. The purpose of this thesis is to make a suggestion how to configure triggers and actions
for one or multiple devices through an interface in a graphical user interface. To draw a conclusion considering this, current AVHS was tested to understand how
the existing system works and how to add functionality to it. A few interview sessions
were held with people familiar with Axis Video Hosting System(AVHS) to get their views
of what functionality they would like to add to the system and how they would like it to
work. Literature studies has been made on designing interfaces as well as a design studio
workshop were held with employees in Axis. The purpose of the workshop was to get an
idea of in which order they would like the flow of configuration to be and how the interface
should be designed. Two interfaces were designed and created based on the interviews and the design studio.
They were then tested using a number of metrics to find out if they would have the
wanted result from the test users. The results from the test sessions were then analyzed
and presented in the thesis. Analysis of the results showed that user interface 1 were more effective in aspect of
effectiveness and time efficiency while user interface 2 showed to be more satisfactory
according to the test users. Even if user interface 2 showed to be more satisfactory, the
difference were not considerably big. This lead to the conclusion of that user interface 1
is the more appropriate user interface for event configuration.},
  author       = {Micoogullari, Mehmet and Lerpard, Simon},
  keyword      = {avhs,configuration,triggers,actions,relations,ux,interfaces,event configuration},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {User Interface for Event Configuration},
  year         = {2017},
}