Cognitive Engineering of Advanced Information Technology for Air Force Systems Design and Deployment: Prototype for Air Defense Intelligence and Operations
Final rept. May-Oct 1989
INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS MARSHALL VA
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This Phase I SBIR project was undertaken given the working premise that empirically verifiable findings from the cognitive sciences have not been effectively applied in systems design, and that recent advances in information technology have also been under exploited. This report documents the findings from an analysis in the domain of strategic air defense, and assessments of the broad fields of cognitive science and advanced information technology. A set of interactive storyboard prototypes were designed and developed to demonstrate how cognitive science and information technology can be married to design systems compatible with the ways humans structure and solve problems. The prototypes suggest clearly that the working premise is valid and that it is feasible to marry information technology and cognitive science in systems that will enhance air defense intelligence, operations and the intelligenceoperations interface. This project has demonstrated that cognitive systems engineering of advanced information technology is possible. Keywords Decision-making Planning Prototype Command and control systems.
- Command, Control and Communications Systems