Accession Number : ADA302387
Title : The Development of TRACE: An Integrative Bargaining Paradigm for Investigating Multidisciplinary Design Tradeoffs.
Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jul 93-Apr 95,
Corporate Author : LOGICON TECHNICAL SERVICES INC DAYTON OH
Personal Author(s) : Brown, Clifford E. ; Whitaker, Randall D. ; Selvaraj, Jonathan A. ; McNeese, Michael D.
PDF Url : ADA302387
Report Date : APR 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 38
Abstract : This report describes our creation, application, and validation testing of an experimental paradigm -- TRACE (Tradeoffs, Research, and Analysis in Collaborative Ergonomics). Our primary goal in developing TRACE was to craft a framework within which to experimentally probe issues relevant to negotiation and decision making in multidisciplinary design teams. The paradigm was adapted from negotiation research in the area of integrative (win-win) bargaining and was set in the context of an automobile navigation system development project. We hypothesized that if the paradigm reasonably captures the context of real-world multidisciplinary design practice, individuals with actual design experience would perform better than individuals with little or no design experience.
Descriptors : *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, TEST AND EVALUATION, DECISION MAKING, GROUP DYNAMICS, VALIDATION, RATINGS, HYPOTHESES, TRADE OFF ANALYSIS, ERGONOMICS, QUESTIONNAIRES, NEGOTIATIONS, BARGAINING.
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE