The communication delay inherent in deep space travel will make relying on ground-based mission control to manage the daily lives of astronauts difficult. Thus, we are proposing the design of a mixed-initiative plan (MIP) management system to provide crews with greater autonomy in adapting plans to reflect the current state of the mission. Successful MIP systems contain a formal representation of the work, computational methods to optimize potential solutions, and a user interface for which crewmembers may interact with the schedule. This presentation will detail the creation of the user interface from requirements derivation through preliminary design.
Students in Georgia Tech's interdisciplinary MS in Human-Computer Interaction program do multiple group class projects, and a capstone individual project. Some projects are presented as part of other labs listed here; others are showcased in the MS-HCI Project Lab.
The two-year program spans four schools: Industrial Design; Interactive Computing; Literature, Media and Communications (Digital Media Program); and Psychology. Approximately 50 new students enroll each fall semester.