Accession Number : ADA224667

Title :   Human Factors Design Guidance during the Conceptual Design Phase of System Development: A Methodological Approach.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Aug 85-Sep 89,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Finegold, Lawrence S. ; Lawless, Michael T.

Report Date : JUN 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Current design process limitations inhibit the most effective use of human factors data in the design of complex man-machine systems. These limitations are described and a possible methodological solution is offered that incorporates human factors issues into the conceptual phase of system design. A current Air Force weapon system is reviewed historically and an application of the methodology to this system is reported. The methodological approach uses subject-matter experts to assess various human performance issues on hypothetical systems through mental imagery. In-depth research was required to fully describe the hypothetical systems so that conceptualized operations could be conducted. Lessons learned are presented. Keywords: Hypothetical gunship design; Crews/operation. (edc)

Descriptors :   *CREWS, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, *MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, GUNSHIPS, HYPOTHESES, LESSONS LEARNED, LIMITATIONS, METHODOLOGY, OPERATION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), THEORY, WEAPON SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE