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The Visualization Training Assistant

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75073
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-019-0848
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive Suite 400 Rockville, MD 20855-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: The Visualization Training Assistant
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N61339-05-C-0107
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

As computer capabilities to generate visualization grow and research-based findings on instructionally effective visualizations grow, designers of instruction will find it difficult to keep up with best practices in applying appropriate and effective visualization techniques. Hence, the Visualization Training Assistant (VisTrAs) will be developed by Intelligent Automation Inc. to (a) deliver guidance in creating effective visualizations for training, (b) provide libraries of components with the capability to present effective visualizations, and (c) assist in embedding the objects in instruction using common instructional authorware. VisTrAs will use a case-based reasoning shell to provide guidance. We will populate the knowledge base for the reasoning tool with best practices derived from a literature review and guided by a panel of experts with diverse backgrounds. The interface will be extensively tested for use by instructional designers; we will use those findings to ensure that our product meets users' needs and expectations. We will demonstrate that objects with effective visualization methods can be placed in a library, and then extracted and inserted into instruction by instructional designers using common authorware.

Principal Investigator:

Jaqueline Haynes
Executive Vice President
3012945260
jhaynes@i-a-i.com

Business Contact:

Mark James
Contracts and Proposals Manager
3012945221
mjames@i-a-i.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION, INC.
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 400 Rockville, MD 20855

EIN/Tax ID: 521497192
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No