Author: Dave Sanderson
Date: 08 - 10 September 2015

Presented at Asian Offshore Support Journal Conference and Asian Dynamic Positioning Conference

Abstract
In under 50 years, vessels have gone from being controlled by telegraph and voice pipe to being packed full of computing technology.
As part of this modern technology drive, User Interfaces are increasingly being displayed on general purpose computer monitors. This is a departure from traditional, dedicated hardware displays.
This departure represents an opportunity to integrate the functionality and provide new ways of interacting with systems.
The risk this opportunity brings with it is that similar systems are now controlled in different ways, leading to user confusion.

This presentation focuses on the reasons for similar, and different, user interaction within the general case of ship-borne instrumentation.
It uses specific examples from the narrow sphere of local position reference sensors to illustrate the real world application of these approaches.

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