ERIC Number: ED027925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Planning a Task-Oriented Information System.
Whittenburg, John A.; Schumacher, Anne W.
Objectives of the study (summarized in Chapter I) were (1) to propose a task-oriented viewpoint in which the scientist actively participates as an integral part of the system in performing research tasks, (2) to identify major system planning decisions and criterion concepts for use in evaluation of proposed information systems, and (3) to construct a planning guide. Chapter II deals with functional requirements of a system. The task-oriented philosophy is described using a grant-supported research project as the task to be accomplished by the system. Chapter III is concerned with the technical description of a system. A system planning model was constructed. Chapter IV defines and classifies administrative functions and identifies management tasks. Chapter V describes the system planning and development process. This chapter identifies activities occurring and level of system description realizable during each of five planning and development phases. Appendix A gives a research project model. Appendix B includes a summary of functional, technical and administrative aspects of the observed information systems and a discussion of major characteristics associated with different information system models. (CC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Whittenburg, Vaughan Associates, Inc., Landover, MD.