Accession Number : AD0428839


Title :   FIRST CONGRESS ON THE INFORMATION SYSTEM SCIENCES SESSION 15 INFORMATION SYSTEM PERFORMANCE EVALUATION.


Corporate Author : MITRE CORP BEDFORD MASS


Report Date : Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 59


Abstract : This session deals with the problems of evaluating the performance of a military information processing system between the time it is devised and the time when it is obsoleted. The session is tripartite, dealing with (1) the criteria involved in judging performance effectiveness of systems, (2) the use of the ADCS Training Program in system performance evaluation, and (3) the application of Normative Exercising as a system design aid. In considering the problem of establishing criteria by which to evaluate systems, the three variables (environmental conditions, the state of the system, and a knowledge of the probable consequences of alternative action) which importantly influence performance are described. The efficacy of Normative Exercising as an analytical aid of design purposes in the early stages of a particular system's evaluation is indicated, particularly when criteria are lacking with which to test outcomes of system function, when there are many conflicting views as to how to arrive at a problem solution.


Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA , *DATA PROCESSING , OPERATION , TRAINING , DECISION MAKING , SIMULATION , CONTROL , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , VISIBILITY , OPERATORS(PERSONNEL) , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , JOB ANALYSIS


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