Accession Number:

ADA422268

Title:

A Net Centric Collaborative Support System Concept: A Preliminary Investigation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar-Oct 1997

Corporate Author:

NORTHROP GRUMMAN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

This study is an initial attempt to investigate the emerging net-centric warfare concept from the perspective of- the user interface and team performance. The report lays out a conceptual framework as the basis for establishing a scientific foundation for user interface design in the enterprise system context This framework includes a joint functional layer added to the information technology IT infrastructure. Design requirements for this layer of the collaborative interface are derived from principles of Cognitive Systems Engineering and characteristics of human expertise. In conjunction with the theoretical development an experimental testbed is that it includes a heterogeneous array of computer platforms and commercial off-the-shelf COTS products. In this study, the testbed was used to host a BMC4I scenario that required joint collaborative work across Air Force and Army units. This military scenario provided an additional means to uncover other issues important to user interface design in an enterprise IT environment. The report the user interface design framework, describes the research testbed, and discusses lessons learned from the informal experimentation of distributed teamwork using the BMC4I scenario.

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE