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