Initial Report on Systemizing Information to Identify and Relate Behavioral and Physical Design Parameters.
ARMY CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB CHAMPAIGN ILL
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The preliminary report summarizes progress to date on development of an information system to service the identification and classification of human needs in the military facility. The system will be used to develop information for design decisions. At present, behavioral and design theories have been reviewed, and have played an important part in formulating the pilot information system. The system is responsive to the requirements of both the researcher and the designer, with data categorized and translated through the relationship sentence. Amenable to computer input, storage and data retrieval, the relationship sentence is a statement of relation between constraints, user activities, and physical characteristics. The structure of the relationship sentence is thought to be complete enoughfor easy gathering of data from existing studies, yet sufficiently flexible to allow categorization of behavioral data in varying degrees of explicitness. The output from the system is intended to be compatible with developing computer-aided design programs, if not an integral part of such program. Discussed in this report is the structure and function of the information system, its relation to information science and computer-aided architecture, and work required for its further development. Author
- Information Science
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems