ERIC Number: ED238686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Comprehensive Process for Display Systems Development.
Simcox, William A.
A comprehensive development process for display design, focusing on computer-generated cathode ray tube (CRT) displays is presented. A framework is created for breaking the display into its component parts, used to guide the design process. The objective is to design or select the most cost effective graphics solution (hardware and software) to meet any problem situation. The framework is divided into informational structure/medium of display; these are broken into constituent elements and discussed with associated design issues. The informational structure includes content, format, and organization. The CRT is analyzed for display design criteria such as light, geometric parameters, and CRT display properties. Viewing area criteria are discussed. The components of medium and informational structure provide the framework for specifying hardware/software requirements for graphics systems. The process of display design is presented, beginning with feasibility studies, resulting in a set of useful solutions. Steps to obtaining a 'best' solution are summarized, creating an optimal candidate system which is physically realized and tested through detailed design activity. Results may indicate a need for revision/redesign requiring alternative solutions. The criterion for selecting the most effective solution is based on integrity of design. A list of 24 references, 18 figures and 6 tables are attached. (JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Consulting Statisticians, Inc., Wellesley, MA.