Human Factors in Computer Systems: Review of the Literature and Development of Design Aids.
Final rept. 1 Jun 76-13 Jul 79,
SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INC ENGLEWOOD CO
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This is the final report of Contract N00014-76-C-0866, covering a broad descriptive and critical survey of the literature on human factors in computer systems. The basic purpose of this effort was to assess the current state of the art in this area in order to evaluate the feasibility of developing a human factors guide to computer system design. Two technical reports were issued under this contract. The first is a critically annotated and heavily indexed bibliography of 564 reports selected from the surveyed literature. The second is a critical overview of the state of the art, with recommendations for a design guide. The basic conclusion of this study is that a human factors design guide for interactive systems -- which discusses issues, alternatives, and methods in the context of the design process -- is both feasible and needed. The current state of the art was not found adequate to support the development of a quantitative reference handbook in this area. Author
- Computer Hardware
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems