Accession Number : AD0712998

Title :   THE MAN-MACHINE INTERFACE FOR 1990 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM DISPLAYS,

Corporate Author : ARMY ADVANCED MATERIEL CONCEPTS AGENCY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Vandersluis,Howard J.

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : An ad hoc working group (AHWG) was convened to determine what computer-associated display technology should be brought to bear to extend and expand the capabilities of high-level field commanders and their staffs. To focus the study, the 'commander' was assumed to be the commander in chief of a theater of operations; and only his functions relating to combat service support were considered. The AHWG considered formats, flexibility, adaptability, dynamics, predictive capability, directive functions, credibility considerations, and operating characteristics of displays. The report of the AHWG describes the development of a methodology for analyzing the display requirements of the commander. The methodology begins with development of scenarios representative of the principal command-and-control problems of high-level commanders. For each scenario, human and environmental constraints are listed. By comparing these constraints, information-display requirements are derived. The report describes the group's use of the methodology through one complete scenario and lists the display requirements that were derived. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMBAT INFORMATION CENTERS, *DISPLAY SYSTEMS), (*MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, COMBAT INFORMATION CENTERS), MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), SUBSTITUTES, THREAT EVALUATION, INTERFACES, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, SEQUENCES(MATHEMATICS), PROBLEM SOLVING, REVIEWS

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE