Accession Number : AD0739583

Title :   An Investigation of Alternative Methods of Visual Cuing.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Harvey,Michael E.

Report Date : 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : An investigation of the effects of three methods of visual cuing on human performance are presented. Specifically this study attempts to determine which of the three cuing techniques, conventional, color, or spatial, when applied to a visual control panel has the greatest effect on reducing operator reaction time. The results of the study should be of primary interest in the basic design of control panels. However, the results may be of value in improving maintainability characteristics of complex systems monitored by large control panels. Statistical results as well as practical considerations indicate that conventional cuing techniques should be used for displays of limited size with no primary loading task. Finally, extensions to the present research are suggested which could add depth and thoroughness to the solution of the problem. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VISUAL PERCEPTION, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY)), TIME, COLORS, CONTROL PANELS, MAINTAINABILITY, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, THESES

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE