Enhancements to DRDC Toronto's HFE-Guide for the World-Wide-Web

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Authors
  1. Edwards, J.L.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN);Artificial Intelligence Management and Development Corp, Toronto ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Two key standards of HFE-Guide (MIL-HDBK-46855;MIL-STD-1472) were upgraded. Data Item Descriptions (DIDs), Issue B, taken from an Annex in MIL-HDBK-46855A, replaced earlier versions of DIDs. Six Allied Naval Engineering Publications (ANEPs) were typed and scanned from hardcopies and then added as a new section of HFE-Guide. The locations of search results are now identified, including both the standard in which the result is found and its location within that standard. A newly designed history mechanism now keeps track of cross references so as to avoid repeated presentations, which formerly "trapped" users in infinitely repeating cycles. Another addition allows users to provide feedback about any aspect of the Guide at any point during a session. Notes, warnings and disclaimers were updated and instances of the name, "Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine (DCIEM)" were changed to reflect recent changes in the names of Canada's Defence Research Laboratories. Possible future work includes the addition of new standards and materials, the creation of a broader context for cross-referenced material, selectable references within the content windows, provisions for downloadable and enhanced PDF versions of the standards, intelligent links among various standards and the ability to print portions of the standards material.

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Keywords
Human Engineering Tools;Human Factors Engineering Tools;Intelligent Help;MIL-STD-1472D;World Wide Web
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-CR-2002-121 — Contractor Report (FInal)
Date of publication
31 Jul 2002
Number of Pages
39
DSTKIM No
CA021303
CANDIS No
518039
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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