Do you need
What we have
  • A new Human Machine Interface (HMI)
  • An evaluation of an existing HMI
  • An update / extension of an existing HMI
  • Integration of different data sources into one coherent tool, which an operator can use in an efficient manner


  • flight instruments
  • dynamic traffic signs
  • Air Traffic Controller support tools
  • virtual- or augmented reality based training support tools
  • all other aerospace related HMI’s

NLR designs interfaces for their customers and apply the design methodology that is most applicable to the operators and to the circumstances under which the interface will be used.

NLR has a broad range of specialists with different (educational) backgrounds to design interfaces for a variety of operators in a structured manner. The specialists backgrounds vary from psychologists, ICT specialists, industrial designers, to people who understand different operational domains.

One of the methods to create a new design is the Human Centered Design (HCD) approach. In this approach all design steps are centred around, and interactively tested with, the human operator. However, more and further developed design approaches co-exist to HCD. Examples are Activity Centered Design (ACD) and Goal-Directed Design  (GDD). An important method that is applied more and more is the ecological design. This methodology is characterised by minimising environmentally destructive impacts by integrating itself with existing processes going on in the environment. This new method as well is part of NLR’s interface design methodologies.

Related Issues

  • Display design
  • Human factors
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI)
  • Man Machine Interface (MMI)