Accession Number : ADA335217

Title :   Computer Aided Systems Human Engineering: Performance Visualization System--A Hypermedia Tool for Designers

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jan 90-Nov 96

Corporate Author : HUDSON RESEARCH ASSOCIATES STUYVESANT NY

Personal Author(s) : Lincoln, Janet E. ; Monk, Donald l.

PDF Url : ADA335217

Report Date : AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 210

Abstract : The Computer Aided Systems Human Engineering: Performance Visualization Subsystem (CASHE:PVS) is a multidocument ergonomics database on CD-ROM. The reference documents in the database provide data, phenomenon descriptions, models, and standards' from over 70 research areas dealing with the perceptual and performance capabilities of the human operator. This information is integrated into an interactive multimedia system that combines state of the art information retrieval, browsing, and navigation with specialized tools that help the designer interpret and apply the ergonomics data available in the product. Behavioral data and phenomena descriptions in text, figures, and tables are accompanied by prototyping simulations, animations, and audio demonstrations that allow users to experience important perceptual and performance phenomena for themselves and provide a rich understanding of how these phenomena relate to the design of human-operated systems. This report provides a system overview of the software and gives detailed discussions of various design and implementation issues associated with the production of the software and its databases.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, *ERGONOMICS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, PRODUCTION, DEMONSTRATIONS, INTERACTIONS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), NAVIGATION, DOCUMENTS, SOUND, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, MEDIA, BEHAVIOR, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), PERCEPTION, READ ONLY MEMORIES, COMPACT DISKS.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Recording and Playback Devices
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE