Drone/UAV (unmanned areal vehicle) is a system of air craft without a human pilot. This system is mostly fully or partialy controlled by an onboard computer system. Gerneraly are of two groups of drones known interms of controlling their systems: One of the two general groups are drones whose systems controlling are fully automated by an onboard computer fabricated for such purposes, while the other groupes of drones are drones whose systems are remotely controlled by a human operator. for more detailed deffinition visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unmanned_aerial_vehicle

Use and Usability

Drone buying analysis in terms of  Usability

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This buying analysis is posted for professional drone buyers having in mind and therefore it will be more important for them who buys a professional drone.

Usability analysis

Usability is the important scientific analysis which most manufacturers should carefully go through at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of their product manufacturing process. I think it is because simple but very important process which helps both the manufacturers and the users in a way that it can help them to lead the way to their targeted product. So It almost be worth to be discussed in the process of manufacturing and using of the products.

Usability— In Designing, Manufacturing and Even Purchasing a Product

As a designer or as manufacturer this process may be seen from the other angel even though all the things in the process that a person should concentrate a head of the path line of the production. Usually it seem that knowing about usability is only about the manufacturer, But we here as a user of a product—it will be so smart idea to consider and employ the methods and process under this scientific procedure to decide which product should a user buy to meet perfect for the purpose at hand.

The purpose of this analysis is obviously to avoid time, money, manpower, and psychological crises from a silly purchasing decision. Next to this w’ll try to discuss the scientific therms and their definitions as they are.

You ,as a buyer,  may wish to know how can usability analysis be helpful usability-user-experience-diagramin the buying process?’ . That is the right question, let us explain about its importance in the buying process.

Let us start by seeing the to different directions in the process of buying and selling things . As we know procedures in buying is the reverse direction of procedure of selling a product. Usually a manufacturer goes through a certain quality assuring analysis having the demand of his/hers customers (buyers) as a model. Except their reverse directions there is a point at which the buying and selling of things will meet together, because the buying and selling steps of  a product are identical as we have shown below. The demand and wish of the buyer always shape the manufacturing process. What I’m trying to show here is that even though buying and selling are in opposite directions they should meet at every steps throughout the procedures of usability analysis except for their opposite journey.

For example: The buyer may start his/hers analysis from the internal circle “is it useful to me?, does it meets my need?” as shown in the figure whereas the manufacturer starts the analysis from the outer circle starting by a question “what looks it like the overall feeling of the buyer about product?”.

Analysis to Buy a Drone x

In this section we will adopt usability analysis process  to  see how we can use it to select a relevant professional drone (drone x) that can best meet the user’s needs.

Utility, usability, likability, coast, acceptability (These are the paradigm of usability and related concepts)

Utility:  Will drone x do what is needed functionally?
Usability: Will user-experienceI actually work with it successfully?
Likability: Will  I feel ‘drone x’ is suitable must be balanced in a trade-off against.
Cost: how much ‘drone x’ costs? does it meet my financial capability? do drone x worth it?…
Acceptability: It will be the last level in the procedure of purchasing when drone x is socially and practically accepted to be bought that means this is to arrive at a decision about buying drone x What are the social and organizational consequences of buying drone x?  on balance when drone x is found to be the best possible alternatives quality wise or what ever one arrived through usability analysis—- will be the limit of the whole procedure in the decision making of purchasing.

The use context—procedures in purchasing a product

That means usability of drone x depends on the dynamic interplay of these four components ((User, task, drone x) Environment). Therefore we use this components in our usability dependent buying process as follows.

When somebody buy something it will always be important to consider the contextual use of that something. This means the buyers should just think about purchasing the right thing, at the right time, in the right place, for the right person and purpose concept. The hobbyist drones may be most useful for the hobbyist but it might be little or even no use for the professional surveyor. What we want to emphasize— the drone buyer should consider here is that contextual analysis should involve as a key factor in buying analysis process.  what are those contexts that we should focus?

contentgintfwho is the user? (user)

What for we use it?  (task)

Where?  (in the jungle? in water and wet area? in higher/lower temperature?) and

When (night? day? in summer? in winter?) will we use it?

The above analysis depends on: Analysing the design of “drone x”  the VDT and its system (VDT is an abbreviation for Video Display Terminal)=distributed computing software, goal of the VDT is to make it as easy as possible for users to deploy)==>(user context)

We consider that usability of ‘drone x’ for individual buyer should be judged:

A) By subjective assessment of the ease of use of the ‘drone x’ design by the individual (Here the buyer can ask   questions like ‘Is the ease of use of the “drone x” design fits perfect for me/user?’), and

b) By objective performance measures of effectiveness in using ‘drone x’ (Does ‘drone x’ performs exactly as my wish?). Evaluation will, therefore, be based on the following criteria:

  • Success rate of ‘drone x’ in meeting the specified ranges the buyer/user’s, tasks and environments
    Ease of use in terms of judgment (e.g. learn-ability , usability, remember ability of the functions, convenience,comfort, effort(does it needs much effort to perform with it?), satisfaction (do I satisfied with it?))
  • Effectiveness of buyer’s use in terms of performance (e.g., time(time consumption), errors (possibility to make error performing with it), number and sequence of activities (how they are sequenced in drone x…), etc.) in learning, relearning and carrying out a representative range of operations with drone x.

We suggest that these analyses should at least be taken into consideration prior to buying every professional drone.