An Investigation of Alternative Methods of Visual Cuing.
ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER
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An investigation of the effects of three methods of visual cuing on human performance are presented. Specifically this study attempts to determine which of the three cuing techniques, conventional, color, or spatial, when applied to a visual control panel has the greatest effect on reducing operator reaction time. The results of the study should be of primary interest in the basic design of control panels. However, the results may be of value in improving maintainability characteristics of complex systems monitored by large control panels. Statistical results as well as practical considerations indicate that conventional cuing techniques should be used for displays of limited size with no primary loading task. Finally, extensions to the present research are suggested which could add depth and thoroughness to the solution of the problem. Author