Accession Number : AD0688959

Title :   ENVIRON: AN ON-LINE DOODLEPAD FOR PLANNERS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 68-Mar 69,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Evans,David A.

Report Date : MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The report describes an exploratory study into the role and operation of an interactive display-oriented computer as an aid in the formulation and structuring of poorly defined problems. The approach is extremely pragmatic. A 'toy' system, Environ-1, was implemented. The conclusion of this study is that passive Environ-like systems can play a significant part in a planner's tool kit. Further research in the area of on-line systems to support the ongoing dialogue of a team of planners is recommended. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTERS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS), INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, PROBLEM SOLVING, GRAPHICS, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, THESES

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE