Accession Number : ADP003313

Title :   Management Information Systems: A Need for Human Factors,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ACADEMY CO

Personal Author(s) : Boyless,J. A.

Report Date : APR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The microcomputer revolution in management information systems now allows almost instant access to millions of bits of information to predict, trend, or even recall past activities. Additionally, the acess to this information is now being accomplished by placing the computer on desktops everywhere. Often these computers are user friendly and little or no computerese is needed to operate them. These desktop computers have been human engineered from the software point of view but often the actual human engineering development and evaluation is lacking. This paper takes a general look at the lack of human engineering development and evaluation and suggests items that should be addressed in these two areas. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Management information systems, *Human factors engineering, *Man machine systems, *Computers, Information processing, Predictions, Forecasting, Data bases, Information retrieval, Workplace layout, Microcomputers, Schematic diagrams, Management planning and control, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE