Accession Number:

ADA209438

Title:

Human Factors Evaluation of Color Use in the Target Data Processor Release 10 (TDP R10)

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

This thesis provides color use guidelines for static military CRT display formats. A total of 13 guidelines are discussed, relating to color as a coding dimension, the quantity of colors to include, selection of colors to use, ambient luminesce, display legibility and readability, human color deficiencies, and operator fatigue. Guidelines are then applied to the operator-machine interface of the U.S. Navys Target Data Processor Release 10 TDP R10, a tactical computer workstation for use in the Integrated Undersea Surveillance System. Specific color related design recommendations are included for the TDP R10 alphanumeric and geographic display screens with the goal of enhancing user performance. Since the TDP R10 is being developed using an iterative design process design, test, redesign, etc., test and evaluation considerations also are discussed at length. Various types of user self-support techniques are discussed, along with user performance testing, sample sizes, and data analysis procedures. Keywords Color Color CRT Operator machine interface IUSS Test and evaluation Man computer interface Military thesis Displays.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE