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ERIC Number: ED140855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Man-Computer Symbiosis Through Interactive Graphics: A Survey and Identification of Critical Research Areas.
Knoop, Patricia A.
The purpose of this report was to determine the research areas that appear most critical to achieving man-computer symbiosis. An operational definition of man-computer symbiosis was developed by: (1) reviewing and summarizing what others have said about it, and (2) attempting to distinguish it from other types of man-computer relationships. From the definition, the basic key requirements of a symbiotic system were: (1) transceivers and memories, (2) graphics techniques, (3) a language, and (4) an attention-getting capability. The literature survey revealed that raster scan cathode ray tubes hold the greatest promise for use in symbiotic systems. Also, it was determined that the most promising solution to the language problem lies in the development of hybrid communication techniques using a combination of graphic languages and small scale voice imput methods. The critical research areas that were identified are summarized in table form. (Author/DAG)
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Display Systems, Input Output, Interaction, Man Machine Systems, State of the Art Reviews
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 771-057/25)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Advanced Systems Div.