Accession Number:

ADA230069

Title:

Human-Computer Interaction in Tactical Operations: Designing for Effective Human-Computer Dialogue

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 1988-Jul 1990

Corporate Author:

VREULS RESEARCH CORP THOUSAND OAKS CA

Report Date:

1990-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

This report presents guidelines for designing human-computer dialogue for tactical operations. Researchers consolidated sources of information into a form intended for use by designers of tactical computer systems to give them a basis to assess the military impact of dialoge design and take leadership in improving the usability of future systems. This report was developed to support dialogue design for two general situations 1 the generation of specifications for relatively large-scale systems in which the specific design and development will be performed by another, and 2 the development of relatively small-scale special-purpose systems in which the reader will be the designer and developer, perhaps with the aid of a programmer. The user-computer dialogue is clearly the key to developing systems that fit in with users goals and tasks. Consequently, this guide will emphasize the essence of the dialogue, clarification of fundamental issues, performance of front-end analyses, selection between alternative dialogue types, and testing for usability. This guide will not address at least to any major degree the issues of data display, contents of on-line documentation and help, data transmission, hardware devices, or general human engineering considerations. For those interested in reading further, a reading list and a selected bibliography are provided. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE