Accession Number : AD0270866

Title :   RESEARCH PROBLEMS IN THE DESIGN OF PERFORMANCE AIDS

Corporate Author : AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s) : FOLLEY,JOHN D. JR.

Report Date : OCT 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Performance aids are auxiliary devices provided to facilitate on-t e-job performance by humans in man-machine systems. They may be included in the system at any stage of development, with their potential contribution greater if they are considered early, diminishing as their inclusion is delayed to later stages of system evolution. A number of research problems identified during preparation of a procedure for incorporating performance aids into systems are presented under five major headings that denote the logical steps inv lved in designing aids and integrating them into a system. Few of the issues and problems are new. Viewing them from the point of regard o performance aids, however, may provide a new emphasis and a new approach to the problems. Preliminary ideas on approaches to some of the problems are provided. The point is made that programmatic, multivariate research studies are needed to make significant progress on the problems. (Author)

Descriptors :   *INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY, *JOB ANALYSIS, APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, PERSONNEL

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE