Accession Number : AD0647993

Title :   DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE TECHNIQUES TO HUMAN FACTORS TASK DATA HANDLING PROBLEMS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 21 Jun 65-21 Jun 66,

Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP DAYTON OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Potter,K. W. ; Tulley,A. T. ; Reed,Lawrence E.

Report Date : DEC 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 175

Abstract : Research leading to the application of computer software techniques for handling human factors task data generated in support of aerospace system development programs is discussed. It is recognized that data handling techniques must be developed in context with their total operative environment. A concept of an operational data management system for storing, processing, and retrieving human factors task data in a government/contractor environment is discussed and illustrated. This concept is predicated on the assumption that a user-oriented computerized data system will help draw human factors specialists closer to their data. Five problem areas, considered to be fundamental to the development of data handling techniques, were researched. These areas are: (1) analysis of human factors task data, data relationships, and classification schemes, (2) application of vocabulary and thesaurus techniques to increase the effectiveness of communication among man/machine/software functions, (3) application of computer storage and retrieval techniques to human factors task data, (4) application of analytical and simulation techniques to human factors task data, and (5) application of current awareness techniques to provide notifications of data availability. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DATA PROCESSING, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING), INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, COMPUTERS, CLASSIFICATION, VOCABULARY, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE