Weather Forecasting - Andrew T. Duchowski

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Chapter 18 – The Design of
Embedded Computer
Systems
Embedded Systems
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Computer based, but don’t look like a PC.
Specialist devices.
UI is tailor made for particular users,
tasks, and environments.
Design components well integrated.
Safety Critical Systems
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The design process has safety at its
center.
Alerts must draw attention and be easy to
interpret.
Information Appliances
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Designed to perform a specific activity.
Has the ability to share information
amongst other IAs.
Design principles:
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Simplicity
Versatility
Pleasurablility
Design Issues for IAs
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Portability
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General purpose vs. special purpose
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Connectedness
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The commercial environoment
Questions?

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