Accession Number : ADA264573


Title :   Assessment of Graphics and Text Formats for System Status Displays


Descriptive Note : Professional paper


Corporate Author : NAVAL COMMAND CONTROL AND OCEAN SURVEILLANCE CENTER RDT AND E DIV SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Nugent, William A ; Broyles, James W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264573.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : This study compared the relative effectiveness of three computer- based formats for displaying Navy system status data. Response speed and accuracy data were collected for each format on four tasks typically performed in a shipboard Combat Information Center (CIC). The three presentation formats were character readout (CRO), text-only, and text-graphics. Results showed the text-only and test-graphics formats produced faster, more accurate performance than the CRO on count and compare tasks; however, no reliable performance differences were found between presentation formats for identity and criterion tasks. Predictions concerning an advantage for the text-graphics format over the text-only format on certain types of tasks were not supported by the study findings. The practical applications and design implications of these findings are discussed.


Descriptors :   *FORMATS , *DATA DISPLAYS , REPRINTS , DECISION MAKING , COMBAT INFORMATION CENTERS , DATA ACQUISITION , ACCURACY , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE