Guidelines and Rules Instrument for Displays in 3D (GRID 3D)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-06-M-0314
Agency Tracking Number: N064-019-0359
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-T019
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
12 Gill Street Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 967259946
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Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Rebecca Grier
 Human-Systems Engineer
 (202) 842-1548
Business Contact
 Margaret Clancy
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2415
Research Institution
 Gary Gillet
 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, IA, 52242
 (515) 294-5535
 Nonprofit college or university
Technology continues to advance at faster and faster rates. Often new technology is created with little regard for the impact to the humans who must use this technology. One new technology the Navy is considering using is autostereographic displays, which permit users to see a true 3D image without wearing cumbersome glasses. Aptima and its partner, Dr. Dirk Reiners of Iowa State University, will conduct a meta-analysis of the HSI research in 3D displays to show where 3D technology improves total system performance without HSI impacts. After completing this analysis, we will draft research based guidelines for the use and screen design of autostereographic displays. These guidelines will serve as the framework for a toolkit (GRID 3D: Guidelines and Rules Instrument for Displays in 3D) to be built in Phase II. GRID 3D will allow developers to quickly and easily follow guidelines and will provide the code for appropriately designed screen components. GRID 3D will save time and money by putting process knowledge into use. The guidelines will ensure that displays are in line with best practice research, and the toolkit will ensure that these best practices are followed.BENEFITS: The anticipated benefits are as follows. The GRID 3D will enable the display designer and/or systems design team to:  Design ergonomically correct 3D displays based on researched guidelines for 3D interface designs.  Reduce the display design life cycle by providing 3D display components.  Determine which components are more effective for a task and the potential technological impacts on operator performance.  Ensure that best practices/standards are followed, producing a consistent operator experience across 3D display tools.  Provide evidence that 3D displays will improve operator performance.

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