DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE TECHNIQUES TO HUMAN FACTORS TASK DATA HANDLING PROBLEMS.
Final rept. 21 Jun 65-21 Jun 66,
SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP DAYTON OHIO
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Research leading to the application of computer software techniques for handling human factors task data generated in support of aerospace system development programs is discussed. It is recognized that data handling techniques must be developed in context with their total operative environment. A concept of an operational data management system for storing, processing, and retrieving human factors task data in a governmentcontractor environment is discussed and illustrated. This concept is predicated on the assumption that a user-oriented computerized data system will help draw human factors specialists closer to their data. Five problem areas, considered to be fundamental to the development of data handling techniques, were researched. These areas are 1 analysis of human factors task data, data relationships, and classification schemes, 2 application of vocabulary and thesaurus techniques to increase the effectiveness of communication among manmachinesoftware functions, 3 application of computer storage and retrieval techniques to human factors task data, 4 application of analytical and simulation techniques to human factors task data, and 5 application of current awareness techniques to provide notifications of data availability. Author
- Information Science
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems