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Usability As A Challenge In Precision Agriculture
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Computers in Agriculture and Natural Resources, 4th World Congress Conference, Proceedings of the 24-26 July 2006 (Orlando, Florida USA) Publication Date 24 July 2006 701P0606.(doi:10.13031/2013.21853)
Authors: Hannu E. S. Haapala
Keywords: Precision Agriculture, Markets, Acceptance, Usability, Evaluation, Human-Machine Interface, Virtual Terminal, ISOBUS, User-Centered Design
There is an apparent problem in the innovation chain of Precision Agriculture. PA
applications are not penetrating the markets as quickly as PA researchers and experts believe they should.
Usability has not been a central issue in electronics development in agriculture. Thus, poor usability of the
products is a potential explanation for the situation.