Number of co-authors:15
Number of publications with 3 favourite co-authors:Taieb Znati:2Sr. Eugene A. Pawlik:1Daniel T. Risser:1
Robert Simon's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:Jane N. Mosier:9Taieb Znati:7Donald L. Monk:6
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Publications by Robert Simon (bibliography)
Simon, Robert, Krieger, Donald, Znati, Taieb, Lofink, Raymond and Sclabassi, Robert J. (1995): Multimedia MedNet: A Medical Collaboration and Consultation System. In IEEE Computer, 28 (5) pp. 65-73.
Simon, Robert, Sclabassi, Robert and Znati, Taieb (1994): Communication Control in Computer Supported Cooperative Work Systems. In: Proceedings of the 1994 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work October 22 - 26, 1994, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. pp. 311-321.
This paper presents AlphaDeltaPhi-groups (ADP-group) as a communication tool for connection level management in distributed CSCW systems. In order to accurately model CSCW communication patterns, an ADP-group is a related set of cooperating processes whose communication is supported by allowing a spectrum of quality-of-service, message delivery reliability, atomicity and causal ordering options to co-exist within the same group. ADP-group communication provides appropriate connection management support and network control within distributed CSCW environments characterized by a heterogeneous mixture of equipment types, network performance and user activity levels. This efficiency is achieved by defining a small set of canonical group communication operations, by automatically making appropriate connections between data sources and sinks, and by using a receiver-based method of connection specification, monitoring and modification.
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Simon, Robert, Risser, Daniel T., Pawlik, Sr. Eugene A. and Leedom, Dennis K. (1990): A Model for Evaluation and Training in Aircrew Coordination and Cockpit Resource Management. In: D., Woods, and E., Roth, (eds.) Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 34th Annual Meeting 1990, Santa Monica, USA. pp. 1377-1381.
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.
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Simon, Robert and Dunn, Dennis (1989): Incorporating Dynamic Field of View Information to Design the Next-Generation Black Hawk Helicopter Cockpit. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 33rd Annual Meeting 1989. pp. 1124-1128.
Changing flight tactics and increased use of Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) has focused attention on the limited Field of View (FOV) of the Army UH-60A Black Hawk Helicopter. To improve the FOV in the next generation Black Hawk, the U.S. Army tasked an independent contractor to investigate the problem and propose alternatives. The study involved a comprehensive review of Army requirement documents, existing FOV studies, and accident data. Close attention was given to dynamic flight characteristics that affect FOV. Also, the study team collected technical data related to military rotary wing design, administered a survey to pilots; and interviewed users and other technical experts. The study revealed the current UH-60A design meets the requirements of MIL-STD-850B under static conditions. The only exception is the obstructed view that the door and windshield vertical structures create. However, under dynamic conditions the UH-60A cockpit design and normal flight characteristics substantially reduce the FOV in critical areas. The study produced eleven options that can improve and/or enhance the next generation Black Hawk's if incorporated into the new design. Each option is presented and discussed.
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Simon, Robert, Schmidt, Martha A. and Courville, Nancy (1988): Test and Evaluation of an Air Force Non-Developmental Item (NDI) Computer System. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 32nd Annual Meeting 1988. pp. 1162-1165.
The Air Force is fielding a computer-based command and control system to support fighter base mission requirements. The acquisition strategy for this system was to purchase it as a Non-Developmental Item (NDI). Since the hardware and software were in the Air Force inventory, it was determined that system development was not necessary. Initial implementation and installation occurred without system-level specifications or performance requirements. This paper presents the results of a Human Factors Engineering evaluation of the system from three perspectives: an Expert's view, a Military Standard view, and a User's view. Two primary lessons resulted from the evaluation: First, the multi-perspective evaluation technique is valuable and highly recommended for use in other HFE evaluations. Second, the purchase of NDI or commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) items should be viewed from the systems perspective, i.e., even though subsystems may be NDI, the system may be developmental.
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