Accession Number : ADA321177

Title :   Department of Defense Technical Architecture Framework for Information Management. Volume 8. DoD Human Computer Interface Style Guide. Version 3.0.

Corporate Author : DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY RESTON VA

PDF Url : ADA321177

Report Date : 30 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 436

Abstract : The proliferation of computer technology has resulted in the development of an extensive variety of computer-based systems and the implementation on these systems of varying Human-Computer interface (HCI) styles. To accommodate the continued growth in computer-based systems, minimize HCI diversity, and improve system performance and reliability, the Department of Defense is continuing to adopt software development standards. The proliferation of new systems and technology in DoD has also made it necessary to continue efforts to develop and provide guidelines for information display and manipulation. Computer-based system performance and reliability are products of the performance and reliability of individual components. Computer-based system components include hardware, software, and any user involved in the operation, maintenance, or utilization of the system. Of these components, the user is the most important as well as the most difficult to predict. Thus, a key factor of a high performance, high reliability system is an easy-to-use, effective design of the interface between the user, the hardware, and the software. The purpose of this DoD HCI Style Guide (or the Style Guide) is to provide a common framework for HCI design and implementation. Through this framework, the long-term functional goals, objectives, and requirements of the HCI will be defined and documented.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *DATA MANAGEMENT, *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, *MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, RELIABILITY, STANDARDS, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, UTILIZATION, HIGH RELIABILITY.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE