PSYCHOLOGY FOR A MAN-MACHINE PROBLEM-SOLVING SYSTEM.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP POUGHKEEPSIE N Y DATA SYSTEMS DIV
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The paper deals with the use of computer capabilities to extend human capabilities for invention and discovery. A programmatic route is proposed for development. The first stage in this route is an analytic enumeration of human abilities and liabilities as a problem-solving mechanism. The second stage will deal with an analysis of human information-handling tasks. These two stages should illuminate system objectives, while at the same time options for designing the man-machine problem-solving entity become clarified. The result will be an intelligence-retrieval system combined with logical and extraordinary display capabilities. The principal design issues will be revealed as indexing content and structure and display symbologies. An important and neglected dimension in system design is the humans ability to learn and think in new languages and symbologies. Author
- Information Science
- Computer Hardware
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems