Accession Number:

ADA458168

Title:

Applying Cognitive Work Analysis to Time Critical Targeting Functionality

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA

Report Date:

2004-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

162.0

Abstract:

The ability to destroy fleeing targets in a time critical environment is a key capability for the successful completion of the Joint Forces Commanders operations. The Time Critical Targeting Functionality TCTF program combines the functionality of several tools aiding in the prosecution of significant threats of fleeting vulnerability. As with any system, active user involvement and Human Factors guidance are necessary to ensure a usable design. The TCTF program applies these principles through several techniques, including Applied Cognitive Work Analysis, GUI Working Groups, Heuristic Evaluations, as well as user surveys. The basis for all these analyses is determining the correct information to display to the user at the correct moment. This document illustrates these techniques, provides the results and recommendations from the evaluations, and presents lessons learned and example surveys.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE