Framework for Selecting Appropriate Interface Technologies for the Future Ops Room


  1. Cain, B.
  2. Nicholson, C.
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Defence Research and Development Canada, Atlantic Research Centre, Halifax NS (CAN);CAE Inc, Ottawa Ont (CAN)
Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) is conducting research through the Maritime Information Warfare (MIW) program to provide guidance on the selection of technology and techniques for managing Maritime information for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). The rate of development of commercial information technology is out-pacing the ability of users to determine what is useful or the limits of how emerging technology can be applied suitably. The current document describes work done to develop a technology assessment framework that may assist technology advisors in evaluating the suitability of information display technologies for specific naval tasks. The framework was prepared in Microsoft Excel, using task description categories typical of Human Factors task analysis approaches and identifying technology characteristics relevant to the task description categories. The framework currently comprises three worksheets: Worksheet 1: describes tasks in a standardized manner, defines the requirements and lists the constraints of the user performing the task; - Worksheet 2: defines the rules that were derived from the scientific literature and industry best practice documents, relating the task requirements and constraints to technology characteristics; - Worksheet 3: identifies and describes the technological characteristics of existing (and emerging) information display device.
emerging technology;technology selection;interfaces
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2016-C066 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Feb 2016
Number of Pages
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