Accession Number:

AD0637814

Title:

COMMAND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEMS: A HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH PROGRAM

Descriptive Note:

Technical research rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY PERSONNEL RESEARCH OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

The COMMAND SYSTEMS Task seeks to develop research information by which the effectiveness of current and future command information processing systems may be maximized, pursuing its objective through intensive experimentation in specific Army man-machine complexes. The present publication describes the scope, rationale, and organization of a research program to provide that information to designers, developers, and users. The program represents a comprehensive approach to research concerned with automated command information processing systems, ranging from detailed studies of discrete human functions to integration of sizable highly automated computerized systems. Task effort for the present and in the immediate future will be concentrated on studies dealing with information assimilation and decision making. The report delineates a series of studies in progress or projected on nine major aspects of these functions 1 Amount and density of information 2 Specificity of information 3 Alpha-numeric and symbolic presentation 4 Type, extent, and rate of information updating 5 Coding of updated information and hard copy 6 Sequence of information presentation 7 Individual and group work methods and displays 8 Visual and auditory displays 9 Computer-aided performance. Research to be accomplished in remaining subtasks concerned with problems in the information preparation and system integration areas is more generally discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE