EXPERIMENTAL DEVELOPMENT OF INFORMATION PORTRAYAL PRINCIPLES FOR DECISION AIDS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 975
Amount: $223,184.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Decision Science Consortium
7700 Leesburg Pike, Suite 421, Falls Church, VA, 22043
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James O. Chinnis, Jr
 (703) 790-0510
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
AMONG THE MAJOR CAUSES OF RESISTANCE TO THE USE OF DECISION AIDS OF THE NEAR-UNIVERSAL MISMATCH BETWEEN A USER'S THOUGHT PROCESSING AND THE ANALYTIC MODEL AND CONSTRUCTS IMPOSED ON HIM BY THE COMPUTER. TO CORRECT THIS SITUATION, DESIGN PRINCIPLES MUST BE DEVELOP ED BASED ON EXPERIMENTAL EVIDENCE--THAT CAUSE AND AID TO PRESENT INFORMATION TO A USER IN A MANNER COMPATIBLE WITH HIS THOUGHT PROCESS.WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP AND TEST, WITHIN AN AIR FORCE CONTEXT, INFORMATION PORTRAYAL PRINCIPLES FOR DECISION AIDS. THREE AREAS OF WORK ARE PROPOSED: (1) THE DEVELOPMENT OF A FRAMEWORK FOR RELATING COGNITIVE AND PORTRAYAL FACTORS AND GENERATING CANDIDATE PORTRAYAL, PRINCIPLES, (2) THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PROTOTYPE COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED AID CAPABLE OF SUPPORTING EXPERIMENTAL TESTING OF HYPOTHESIZED PRINCIPLES, AND (3) THE TESTING OF KEY PORTRAYAL HYPOTHESES.

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