Accession Number:

ADA459269

Title:

A Review and Reappraisal of Adaptive Human-Computer Interfaces in Complex Control Systems

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. May 2003-Jan 2004

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB BROOKS AFB TX HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

2006-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

109.0

Abstract:

This report reviews literature through 2003 on the design of adaptive human-computer interfaces for the control of complex systems and their application in a variety of domains, including control of technological systems, process control, aviation systems, flight navigation, database design and management, and computer software development and utilization. It is concluded that a significant portion of the current application literature focuses on the user-model construction, the control mechanisms, and technical aspects of the interface architecture. The cognitive aspects of the user-model that are utilized to drive system adaptation are in most cases intuitive and underdeveloped. Also, human information perception and cognitive processing is seldom considered in the design of adaptive human-computer interfaces. Application of soft computing methodologies and techniques is one of the more promising new approaches in this area of research.

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE