Accession Number:

ADA465162

Title:

An Experimental Investigation of Improving Human Problem-Solving Performance by Guiding Attention and Adaptively Proving Details on Information Displays

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Jan 2003-Oct 2005

Corporate Author:

AUBURN UNIV AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-04-04

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

This report presents a summary of the research activities, major accomplishments, publications and presentations resulting from the project supported by ONR grant NOOOl4O31O324 to Auburn University. Key contribution of this project was the development and experimental testing of a variety of information displays, called reactive information displays, that could modify the presented information in real-time in response to the viewers gaze patterns. Designs of these displays were based on a cognitive model of multimodal information comprehension developed in a previous ONR project N0001496l1187. Reactive information displays were tested in the domains of mechanics and computer science. Results showed that various display strategies for augmenting information presented based on knowledge about both the viewers gaze patterns and the problem solving procedure he or she is employing could indeed improve problem-solving performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE