MOSAIC: Measurement of Simultaneous Actions and Integrated Contexts
The U.S. Navy is filled with multi-tasking environments (e.g., Combat Information Center, Unmanned Systems, Naval aviation). Multi-tasking requirements continue to grow over time due to an increase in the number and complexity of mission sets, an unprecedented volume of available information, and the Navy"s initiative to reduce manning requirements for effective cost management. While research on multi-tasking is plentiful, measures generalizable to multiple contexts and domains are lacking. To meet this need, we propose MOSAIC: Measurement Of Simultaneous Actions and Integrated Contexts. The goal of MOSAIC is to develop a system that facilitates rigorous evaluation of multi-tasking performance within human-centered systems. The resulting product will have three components: (1) MOSAIC Framework, a multidisciplinary theoretically-based measurement framework of multi-tasking; (2) MOSAIC Measurement Toolset, a set of validated measurement tools that facilitate a multi-method collection of multi-tasking performance; and (3) MOSAIC Analytics Tool, an analysis tool providing an integrated picture of human multi-tasking performance based on the measures and framework. MOSAIC will provide theoretical underpinnings to relevant measures of multi-tasking performance that are implemented in a set of measurement and analysis tools that can rapidly and consistently identify risks and support decisions on mitigation strategies across a range of Navy environments.
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