Simplifying farm system modelling outputs via user experience methods

Vicki Lane

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Scientific decision-support tools meant for use by farmers and agronomists in the paddock often present data in graphs, which many people without scientific training cannot understand easily. Altering the way in which data are presented can have a positive effect on user understanding. Two alternative methods for presentation of complex modelled data are explored: graph explanation and graph simplification. Both methods show promise in increasing user understanding of the data presented.


The Australian Society of Agronomy is the professional body for agronomists in Australia. It has approximately 500 active members drawn from government, universities, research organisations and the private sector.

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David Marland Photography Southern Farming Systems Agriculture Victoria

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