Accession Number:

ADA481259

Title:

Scientific and Graphic Design Foundations for C2

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH VISUAL DISPLAY SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

Whether designing from scratch or modifying an existing command and control C2 platform one should always take into account the vast amount of background research that has been performed in both the psychological as well as the graphical design literature. However, surveying this vast literature can be daunting as well as overwhelming if ones background is not in the applied science e.g., psychology. A review is given of the most relevant issues in the literature as well as how the findings may be applied. For example, for graphical design the work of authors such as Tufte, Ware, and Healy is discussed, and how their approaches help one to better design graphical interfaces. Likewise, a review of the psychological literature will discusses issues such as attentional capacity issues e.g., attentional capture, change blindness and memory issues short versus long term versus working memory, among others. Finally, a proposed method for taking into account and applying these principal for the design of an optimal C2 system is discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE