Accession Number:

ADA224667

Title:

Human Factors Design Guidance during the Conceptual Design Phase of System Development: A Methodological Approach.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Aug 85-Sep 89,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

1990-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE