EXPERIMENTAL DEVELOPMENT OF INFORMATION PORTRAYAL PRINCIPLES FOR DECISION AIDS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$223,184.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
975
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Decision Science Consortium
7700 Leesburg Pike, Suite 421, Falls Church, VA, 22043
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
James O. Chinnis, Jr
(703) 790-0510
Business Contact:
() -
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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