Accession Number : AD0707719

Title :   HUMAN FACTORS METHODS DEVELOPMENT AND TEST: II. EVALUATION OF THE AUTOMATED OPERATIONAL SEQUENCE DIAGRAM (OSD).

Descriptive Note : Research memo.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL AND TRAINING RESEARCH LAB SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Larson,Orvin A. ; Willis,Joe E.

Report Date : MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : The report documents an evaluation of an automated version of the operational sequence diagram (OSD) for use in personnel research. Automation of the OSD herein refers to the use of alphanumeric characters to replace geometric symbols and the use of non-computerized automatic data processing (ADP) methods to produce the OSD. In-house personnel researchers were surveyed to determine the current usage of OSDs and the user perceived strengths and weaknesses of OSDs for personnel research. Three variations of a basic automated OSD were developed and evaluated. Two of the automated OSD formats were evaluated by application to Navy weapon and support systems which were under development. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, DATA PROCESSING), (*NAVAL RESEARCH, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS), SEQUENCES(MATHEMATICS), SYMBOLS, AUTOMATION, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, QUESTIONNAIRES, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, JOB ANALYSIS, FLOW CHARTING

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE