Accession Number : ADA116031

Title :   Five Papers on Human-Machine Interaction.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA CENTER FOR HUMAN INFORMATION PROCESSING

Personal Author(s) : Norman,Donald A

PDF Url : ADA116031

Report Date : May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : This report consists of five brief papers on different aspects of human-machine interaction. The first paper, 'Some Observations on Mental Models,' discusses the role of a person's mental model in the interaction with systems. The second paper, 'A Psychologist Views Human Processing: Human Errors and other Phenomena Suggest Processing Mechanisms' discusses the differences between conventional digital processing structures (the Von Neumann machine) and the mechanism of the human. The third paper, 'Steps toward a Cognitive Engineering,' shows how analysis of error can lead to design principles. The fourth paper, 'The Trouble with UNIX,' is an informal critique of the UNIX operating systems. The final paper, 'The Trouble with Networks,' describes some of the computer interactions that resulted from the distribution of the fourth paper. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Man machine systems, Perception(Psychology), Models, Artificial intelligence, Performance(Human), Skills, Error analysis, Human factors engineering, Man computer interface, Computers, Computer communications, Communications networks, Digital systems

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Computer Hardware
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE