Human Factors Design Guidance during the Conceptual Design Phase of System Development: A Methodological Approach.
Final technical rept. Aug 85-Sep 89,
AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX
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Current design process limitations inhibit the most effective use of human factors data in the design of complex man-machine systems. These limitations are described and a possible methodological solution is offered that incorporates human factors issues into the conceptual phase of system design. A current Air Force weapon system is reviewed historically and an application of the methodology to this system is reported. The methodological approach uses subject-matter experts to assess various human performance issues on hypothetical systems through mental imagery. In-depth research was required to fully describe the hypothetical systems so that conceptualized operations could be conducted. Lessons learned are presented. Keywords Hypothetical gunship design Crewsoperation. edc
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems