Accession Number:

AD0748799

Title:

Alpha-Numeric Versus Graphic Displays in a Problem-Solving Task

Descriptive Note:

Technical research note

Corporate Author:

ARMY BEHAVOIR AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH LAB ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

To assist commanders in making tactical decisions consistent with rapid change and succession of events, information on military operations must be processed and displayed in the most efficient manner possible. To meet this need, the Army is developing automated systems for receipt, processing, storage, retrieval, and display of different types and vast amounts of military data. The experiment reported was designed to determine how alpha-numeric and graphic presentations affect performance, in terms of speed and accuracy, under two sets of system requirements 1 need to base a decision on memory of information previously displayed versus no memory requirement, and 2 complexity of information to be held in memory memory load.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE