Accession Number : ADA309331

Title :   Investigation of Issues for Conversion of the Information System Modernization Program (ISMP) Automated Information Systems (AIS) to Use a Graphical User Interface.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS INFORMATION TECHNOLOG Y LAB

Personal Author(s) : George, Michael E. ; Baca, Julia A.

PDF Url : ADA309331

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : This report examines important issues that must be addressed if the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Information System Modernization Program (ISMP) Automated Information Systems (AIS) are to be converted to a graphical user Interface (GUT) environment. Three methods for achieving the conversion are presented. Two of the methods begin with the use of automated forms conversion software. The third method is based on a redesign of the interface. Criteria for evaluating the three methods are defined. Each method is then evaluated according to the criteria. The report concludes with a summary critique and recommendations for the conversion effort.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, AUTOMATION, DATA MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION TRANSFER, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, COMMUNICATIONS TRAFFIC, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT, COST ESTIMATES, INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, OPERATING SYSTEMS(COMPUTERS), ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, DESIGN CRITERIA, ADA PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE, CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE