Characterization of Decision Making Behaviors Associated with Human Systems Integration (HSI) Design Tradeoffs: Subject Matter Expert Interviews
Special rept. Oct 2010-Aug 2012
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER TRAINING SYSTEMS DIV ORLANDO FL
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The objective of this research was to characterize the naturalistic decision making process used in Naval Aviation acquisition to assess cost, schedule and performance tradeoffs within and between Human Systems Integration HSI domains. Audio taped critical decision method interviews were conducted with volunteer subject matter experts SMEs who have performed HSI tradeoff analyses. A content analysis was performed on the transcribed data to characterize the primary macrocognition functions used in HSI tradeoff decisions. Decision requirements tables based on the interview transcripts were also created and verified through a second round of SME interviews. Finally, a list of knowledge, experience and capabilities considered by the SMEs to be required for successful HSI tradeoff decisions was generated. Using the results of this research, knowledge, skills and abilities KSAs specific to Naval Aviation acquisitions can be identified, which can support the future development of new processes and tools for training and decision making for HSI professionals within the Naval Aviation Enterprise NAE.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems