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Human Factors in Electronics, IEEE Transactions on

Issue 1 • Date March 1967

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  • [Table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Human Factors in Electronics Group

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): c2
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  • Man-Computer Input-Output Techniques

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 1 - 4
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    In setting the stage for the papers which follow, there is discussion in this paper of some problems of terminology concerning multiple-access, on-line, interactive man-computer systems. It presents three viewpoints from which to examine man-computer interaction. View full abstract»

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  • Display-Selection Techniques for Text Manipulation

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 5 - 15
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    Tests and analysis to determine the best display- selection techniques for a computer-aided text-manipulation system reveal that the choice does not hinge on the inherent differences in target-selection speed and accuracy between the different selection devices. Of more importance are such factors as the mix of other operations required of the select-operation hand, the ease of getting the hand to and gaining control of a given selection device, or the fatique effects of its associated operating posture. View full abstract»

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  • On the Development of Equitable Graphic I/O

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 15 - 17
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    The desire for direct interaction between man and machine has led to the study of computer interpretation of free-hand motions of a stylus and the ``real-time'' responses to these motions. An operating environment is discussed, utilizing elements of pictorial and verbal languages. View full abstract»

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  • The Computer Graphics User/Machine Interface

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 17 - 20
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    In many instances, computer graphics can provide a powerful, rapid man-machine interface by proper application of simple pattern recognition techniques. The techniques briefly discussed are those used to classify real-time sequences of x, y coordinates such as occur with several graphical input devices, including the RAND tablet. View full abstract»

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  • Alternatives to Handprinting in the Manual Entry of Data

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 21 - 32
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    Many automated data-handling systems still require the handprinting of entries on special forms as an initial step. This investigation sought and evaluated methods for bypassing handprinting in the manual entry of data into computers. Three laboratory experiments were performed to obtain data on human performance rates in various input modes, including writing, printing, marking, and keying with both print and scope feedback. It is estimated that conversion to new input methods might initially slow down the input rate of analysts who formerly handprinted their entries but that practice would be likely to restore former speeds. View full abstract»

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  • An Exploratory Investigation of Programmer Performance Under On-Line and Off-Line Conditions

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 33 - 48
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    This is the first known study comparing the performance of programmers under controlled conditions for a standard task. An experiment was conducted to compare the performance of programmers working under conditions of on-line and off-line access to the computer. Two groups of six programmers each, comprising a total sample of 12 subjects, coded and debugged two types of programs under on-line and off-line conditions in accordance with a Latin-Square experimental design. The on-line condition was the normal mode of operation for the System Development Corporation Time-Sharing System; the off-line condition was simulated using a two-hour turnaround time. View full abstract»

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  • A Critique of ``An Exploratory Investigation of Programmer Performance Under On-Line and Off-Line Conditions''

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 48 - 51
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    The preceding paper by Grant and Sackman, ``An Exploratory Investigation of Programmer Performance Under On-Line and Off-Line Conditions'' is discussed critically. Primary emphasis is on this paper's failure to consider the meaning of the numbers obtained. An understanding of the nature of an on-line system is necessary for proper interpretation of the observed results for debugging time, and the results for computer time are critically dependent on the idiosyncracies of the system on which the work was done. Lack of attention to these matters cannot be compensated for by any amount of statistical analysis. Furthermore, many of the conclusions drawn and suggestions made are too vague to be useful. View full abstract»

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  • Problems in Natural Language Communication with Computers

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 52 - 55
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    This paper gives an overview of the problems involved in the construction of a computer-based question-answering system designed to interact with the user in English. The system is viewed as containing five distinct parts: a parser, a semantic interpreter, an information storer, an information retriever, and an English output generator. There is a need for extensive interaction among these subsytems, and between the subsytems and the user. Examples are given of the type of processing done by each subsystem, and the nature of the possible interactions. The syntactic analysis described is based on a Chomsky type of transformational grammar. The semantic store is characterized by a form of the predicate calculus, with additional algorithms for computation, and structures designed for fast access to relevant data. View full abstract»

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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 56 - 58
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  • Statement of editorial policy

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 58
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  • Institutional listings

    Publication Year: 1967 , Page(s): 58
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