Accession Number : ADA139496

Title :   Maneuvering Board Training System: Analysis and Redesign.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Hutchins,E ; McCandless,T ; Woodworth,G ; Dutton,B

PDF Url : ADA139496

Report Date : Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Ship handling in traffic is a difficult task and the consequences of error can be grave. The effort described herein explores the application of microcomputer technology to the problem of training procedures used to determine appropriate ship maneuvers. A maneuvering board training system was developed, implemented, and installed in a fleet training school. Instructors found the system useful but did not use it regularly because of the complexity of the user interface. Weaknesses in the interface were identified, and the interface was redesigned to make it more usable. The redesign process highlights the tradeoffs that must be made between the system's conceptual coverage and the complexity of the user interface. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Naval training, *Shipboard, *Handling, *Maneuverability, *Water traffic, *Microcomputers, Training devices, Fleets(Ships), Instructors, Man computer interface, Systems analysis, Students, Experimental design

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Computer Hardware
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE