Accession Number:

AD0643829

Title:

SYSTEMS RESEARCH WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO HUMAN ENGINEERING

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

DUNLAP AND ASSOCIATES INC STAMFORD CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1952-01-02

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

This report attempts to define systems research in terms of the problems to which it is applicable, the techniques it employs, and the research staff it requires. A criterion for determining the usefulness of a system is presented, and the components of this criterion namely value, cost and investment are discussed in detail. The report also presents problems which illustrate the application of the criterion and from these examples, general rules for systems analysis are derived. The report ends with a discussion of the advances human engineers must make if they are to contribute to a more efficient, more economical method of systems building.

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE