Accession Number : AD0640283

Title :   PSYCHOLOGY FOR A MAN-MACHINE PROBLEM-SOLVING SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP POUGHKEEPSIE N Y DATA SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Miller,Robert B.

Report Date : 19 FEB 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The paper deals with the use of computer capabilities to extend human capabilities for invention and discovery. A programmatic route is proposed for development. The first stage in this route is an analytic enumeration of human abilities and liabilities as a problem-solving mechanism. The second stage will deal with an analysis of human information-handling tasks. These two stages should illuminate system objectives, while at the same time options for designing the man-machine problem-solving entity become clarified. The result will be an intelligence-retrieval system combined with logical and extraordinary display capabilities. The principal design issues will be revealed as indexing content and structure and display symbologies. An important (and neglected) dimension in system design is the human's ability to learn and think in new languages and symbologies. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROBLEM SOLVING, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS), (*INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS), COMPUTERS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, SUBJECT INDEXING, PSYCHOLOGY

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Hardware
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE