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APPLYING RECOGNITION-PRIMED DECISION MAKING TO MAN-MACHINE INTERFACE DESIGN

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16891
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16891
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
KLEIN ASSOC., INC.
1750 Commerce Center Blvd. North Fairborn, OH 45324
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: APPLYING RECOGNITION-PRIMED DECISION MAKING TO MAN-MACHINE INTERFACE DESIGN
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

FLIGHT-MISSION OPERATIONS CAN REQUIRE DECISION-MAKING UNDER CONDITIONS--TIME PRESSURE, PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS, POOR INFORMATION, UNCERTAIN COMMUNICATIONS--THAT MAKE CAREFUL ANALYSIS DIFFICULT. RECENT RESEARCH ON STRATEGIES OF EXPERIENCED DECISION MAKERS IN COMPLEX OPERATIONAL TASKS HAS GENERATED SUCH DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNTS AS THE RECOGNITION-PRIMED DECISION (RPD) MODEL THAT SHOW WHY PRESCRIPTIVE DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS (DSS) ARE POORLY RECEIVED IN THE FIELD. UNDER PRESSURE, EXPERTS USE EXPERIENCE TO GENERATE A LIKELY COURSE OF ACTION. THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS TO BUILD ON RECENT RESEARCH WITH THE RPD MODEL FOR DESIGNING MORE EFFECTIVE DSSS AND MAN-MACHINE INTERFACES (MMI). IT SHOULD ALSO GENERATE THREE SETS OF ENGINEERING DESIGN PRINCIPLES, ONE FOR IDENTIFYING THE CRITICAL DECISIONS WITHIN A MISSION, A SECOND FOR DEFINING THE BOUNDARY CONDITIONS OF DIFFERENT DECISION STRATEGIES, AND THE THIRD ADDRESSING THE USE OF THE RPD MODEL FOR DSS AND MMI DESIGN. FLIGHT-MISSION OPERATIONS CAN REQUIRE DECISION-MAKING UNDER CONDITIONS--TIME PRESSURE, PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS, POOR INFORMATION, UNCERTAIN COMMUNICATIONS--THAT MAKE CAREFUL ANALYSIS DIFFICULT. RECENT RESEARCH ON STRATEGIES OF EXPERIENCED DECISION MAKERS IN COMPLEX OPERATIONAL TASKS HAS GENERATED SUCH DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNTS AS THE RECOGNITION-PRIMED DECISION (RPD) MODEL THAT SHOW WHY PRESCRIPTIVE DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS (DSS) ARE POORLY RECEIVED IN THE FIELD. UNDER PRESSURE, EXPERTS USE EXPERIENCE TO GENERATE A LIKELY COURSE OF ACTION. THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS TO BUILD ON RECENT RESEARCH WITH THE RPD MODEL FOR DESIGNING MORE EFFECTIVE DSSS AND MAN-MACHINE INTERFACES (MMI). IT SHOULD ALSO GENERATE THREE SETS OF ENGINEERING DESIGN PRINCIPLES, ONE FOR IDENTIFYING THE CRITICAL DECISIONS WITHIN A MISSION, A SECOND FOR DEFINING THE BOUNDARY CONDITIONS OF DIFFERENT DECISION STRATEGIES, AND THE THIRD ADDRESSING THE USE OF THE RPD MODEL FOR DSS AND MMI DESIGN.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Klein Assoc Inc
Po Box 264 Yellow Springs, OH 45387

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