Number of co-authors:19
Number of publications with 3 favourite co-authors:Sarah J. Swierenga:2Michael J. Young:1Carroll N. Day:1
Donald L. Monk's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:David D. Woods:35Keith A. Butler:30Jane N. Mosier:9
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Publications by Donald L. Monk (bibliography)
Cona, Thomas R. and Monk, Donald L. (1993): Bringing Human Performance Data to the Design Table. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 37th Annual Meeting 1993. pp. 1087-1090.
Product design is often viewed as being a heterarchical and iterative process, possessing both systematic and chaotic qualities. However, a common denominator across all design activities is the access and utilization of information. In today's computer-aided design market, most of the available tools are narrowly focused on specific computational details for individual stages of design. Aids are needed to support information access and utilization during all stages of the design process. The application of human engineering and ergonomics data by designers is an increasingly challenging problem. Locating and understanding relevant information so that it can be applied to specific design issues is difficult given the abundance of existing and new data available. This is further complicated, in that the data are typically written to communicate research results to other human factors specialists. A new software product, Computer Aided Systems Human Engineering: Performance Visualization Subsystem (CASHE:PVS), is described which will assist the designer during the decision making process maximizing creative and analytical abilities while minimizing costs due to design time and errors. The software contains several features to enhance the designer's ability to interpret and apply the human factors data available in the product. Phenomena descriptions in text, figures, and tables are combined with experiential information via simulations, animations, and audio. This provides the user a unique and rich understanding of human performance phenomena and how they relate to the design of new products.
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Monk, Donald L., Swierenga, Sarah J. and Lincoln, Janet E. (1992): Developing Behavioral Phenomena Test Benches. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 36th Annual Meeting 1992. pp. 1106-1109.
A research and development program is underway to produce an innovative design support system for crew station designers. Known as the Performance Visualization Subsystem of the Computer Aided Systems Human Engineering Program (CASHE: PVS), this design tool will have data visualization and prototyping capabilities that will enable designers to "go beyond" the human perception and performance information available in the PVS database. Interactive software modules (called test benches) are being developed to allow designers to explore behavioral phenomena under different stimulus and response conditions. The objective of this paper is to describe a method we have used to translate the information in the PVS database into test bench specifications for software development. The basic approach in test bench design is: 1) to rely on standardized tasks and conditions where possible and 2) to provide designers with pedagogical illustrations of perceptual and performance effects. The procedures used in developing test bench specifications included identifying good candidates for test bench simulations, prioritizing the set of proposed test benches according to selection criteria developed by the design team, and recruiting subject matter experts to generate test bench specifications that will be used by the software engineers to implement the test bench code. The result of this effort will be a commercially available software product that will help crew station designers more effectively understand and apply human factors principles in the design process.
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Boff, Kenneth R., Monk, Donald L., Swierenga, Sarah J., Brown, Clifford E. and Cody, William J. (1991): Computer-Aided Human Factors for Systems Designers. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 35th Annual Meeting 1991. pp. 332-336.
Over the past decade, a multi-phased project supported by agencies of the Department of Defense, FAA, and NATO has been underway to understand and remediate problems in the transitioning of ergonomic research to system design applications. Efforts to enhance the usability of ergonomic data in system design have resulted in the present R&D project, which is concerned with developing a multi-media ergonomics database on CD-ROM. The Computer Aided Systems Human Engineering (CASHE) system, Version 1.0, will contain the Boff and Lincoln (1988) Engineering Data Compendium, MIL-STD-1472D and the Perception&Performance Prototyper. The Perception&Performance Prototyper will allow the user to experience and manipulate the technical data found in the Compendium and MIL-STD-1472D. The CASHE tool will also include specialized data retrieval, scaling, and analysis capabilities as well as state-of-the-art in information retrieval, browsing, and navigation.
© All rights reserved Boff et al. and/or Human Factors Society
Corker, Kevin, Pew, Richard W., Cream, Bertram W., Smith, Barry R., Butler, Keith A., Day, Carroll N., Monk, Donald L., Young, Michael J. and Woods, David D. (1991): Evaluative Techniques for Automation Impacts on the Human Operator. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 35th Annual Meeting 1991. pp. 1253-1254.
Mosier, Jane N., Jarvis, Mildred D., Monk, Donald L., O'Brien, Larry H. and Simon, Robert (1989): Contracting for User Interface Design in Military Systems. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 33rd Annual Meeting 1989. p. 593.
Many of the systems the Government acquires contain a large amount of software. Some are limited almost exclusively to off-the-shelf computer hardware, and software that is developed by a contractor. But human factors in military systems is regulated by documented standards and procedures that were developed before software gained an important role in military systems, and so do not deal with issues specific to user interface design. The purpose of this panel is to discuss user interface design issues and to propose changes to the acquisition process to improve user interface design for military systems.
© All rights reserved Mosier et al. and/or Human Factors Society
Jagacinski, Richard J. and Monk, Donald L. (1985): Fitts' Law in Two Dimensions with Hand and Head Movements. In Journal of Motor Behavior, 17 pp. 77-95.
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