Accession Number : ADP005596

Title :   Rapid Prototyping of User-Computer Interfaces during System Design,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Osga,G. A.

Report Date : FEB 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Rapid Prototyping is a process of creating a simulation of a user-interface to a completed computer system, early in the design process, before the underlying or application software is developed. This process allows the presentation of display formats and system procedures to users early in the design process, allowing for behavioral data collection and numerous iterations in the user-computer interface (UCI) design system development project. The user-interface is a high resolution screen with multiple windows, using a mouse as the primary input device. A design procedure for an interface to an expert system is discussed which includes: an Interface Design Tool, an interface design checklist, and the collection of and analysis of behavioral data during interface testing. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, *PROTOTYPES, *SCREENS(DISPLAYS), SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, DATA ACQUISITION, ITERATIONS, HIGH RESOLUTION, AIR STRIKES, MILITARY PLANNING, WINDOWS, MULTIPLE OPERATION

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Computer Programming and Software
      Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE