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