A STRUCTURE OF MAN-MACHINE DIAGNOSTIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS: IMPLICATIONS FOR HUMAN ENGINEERING RESEARCH AND DESIGN.
Final rept. Dec 67-Jan 68,
AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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A conceptual framework for describing and analyzing man-machine diagnostic systems e.g., maintenance and check-out, command and control systems is suggested. Emphasis is placed on information, its nature and its flow within such systems. The more prominent variables affecting diagnostic processes and performance i.e, inferential decision-making and their topological interrelationships are described. A graphic representation of the processes involved in these systems is provided in terms of a generalized flow diagram. Information parameters are critical in determining the quality of diagnostic performance in man-machine diagnostic systems. It is concluded that research concerning the relationships between information parameters and diagnostic performance, as well as the more traditional i.e., displaycontrol research, is required to develop human engineering criteria applicable to the design of diagnostic systems. Several examples of relevant human engineering research problems are discussed. Author
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems