Accession Number : AD0428931


Title :   FIRST CONGRESS ON THE INFORMATION SYSTEM SCIENCES. SESSION 5. MAN-COMPUTER INFORMATION TRANSFER.


Corporate Author : MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA


Report Date : Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 27


Abstract : The introduction states that people are poorly matched to computers because of present constraints of languages and devices used. There is a need and place for wider range of direct graphical input devices and languages. Major stumbling blocks are removable by sufficient effort. Direct communication between people is quite simple by the use of media. Through the choice and combination of these media, and with a constant feedback of attention, a lecturer can communicate with and teach concepts to a classroom. In contrast, human-generated inputs to machines are much more limited. Graphical languages, diagrams, symbols, etc., for inputs, with a close graphical output feedback capability, would greatly simplify many problems. A number of devices, software, and language forms are described. The summary restates the problem and challenges the designer to produce new forms of graphical languages as useful and powerful tools for the ultimate human user. (Author)


Descriptors :   *INFORMATION RETRIEVAL , *SYMPOSIA , INFORMATION RETRIEVAL , OPERATION , SIMULATION , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES , DATA PROCESSING , CONTROL SYSTEMS , TEST METHODS , PATTERN RECOGNITION , INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE