Improving Individual and Team Decisions Using Iconic Abstractions of Subjective Knowledge (Briefing Charts)
SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS COMMAND SAN DIEGO CA
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Research has shown that in a group decision making environment, members usually discount any uniquely held information that gets shared with the group. We hypothesize this is so because 1 A group member already has a high cognitive burden in processing the information he has found. 2 Shared information from other members usually arrives in an unprocessed form. 3 The new information is not integrated into the decision process because it causes too great of a cognitive burden on the recipient. We proposed an approach where information is converted into an iconic representations that encapsulate an individuals subjective perception of the information we refer to these icons as Information Objects IOBs. In this briefing we report on an experiment that evaluates the use of IOBs in an individual decision making environment.
- Information Science