Accession Number:

ADA517446

Title:

Visualizing War Visual Technologies and Military Campaign Planning

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The School of Advanced Military Studies SAMS uses commercial off-the-shelf COTS software Microsoft PowerPoint as a medium for conveying military campaign plans. According to SAMS users, this visual method is limited in that it represents events, concepts and information in a singular fashion, i.e. it leads users and audiences to linear and sequential conceptions of battlespace and decision-making. The general problem of information conveyance has been the subject of previous research in the systems analysis, decision theory, and communications fields and presents itself as a critical field of study for military and business applications. What other visual technologies will enable usersplanners to depict and communicate a plurality of ideas, concepts of simultaneity and concomitant event relationships

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE