Accession Number:

ADA229623

Title:

Assessing the Preference of Two or Three Dimensional Computer Graphics Animation Displays on the Air Base Operability Decision Making Process

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

121.0

Abstract:

This thesis investigated the preference of two types of computer animation graphics displays -- two and three dimensional. A preference was determined based on how well they supported the decision making process within the Air Base Operability organization ABO. The procedure used was the true experiment method to compare the two different display types and the standard Air Base Operability display to see if there was a significant difference. The experiment was conducted on a personal home computer with a color graphics capability. Subjects were randomly assigned to one of the three groups using a particular display. The basic objective of the experiment scenario was to find damaged areas inflicted on a simulated Air Force base. The results from the experiment indicated no significant difference between the two dimensional and three dimensional graphics displays. However, there was a significant difference between the three dimensional display and the standard ABO display. The conclusions drawn from this experiment shows that not enough data was collected from this experiment to prove a significant difference between the displays. The primary recommendation made by this researcher is the reconduct the experiment with a more substantial sample population from each group.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE