The Ability to Process Abstract Information.
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The increasing use of technology in human-machine systems has brought about the need to determine how the introduction of sophisticated technology impacts the humans performance. How this technology interacts with the stress, workload, and information processing capacity of the individual is discussed. The technology discussed is based on the use of advanced flight displays, particularly the Head-Up Display, in the aircraft environment. A study was conducted using three different methods of displaying the flight information to the operator. It was found that, although all subjects could perform their flight tasks within pre-determined criteria, under a loading condition performance using a relatively abstract presentation style was significantly poorer than performance using a more traditional, relatively concrete presentation style. Author
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems