Integrated interfaces for decision-support with simulation

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Abstract

It is pointed out that a major limitation of graphical user interfaces for simulation is that users such as managers and decision makers need to know too much. The author examines the weaknesses inherent in graphical user interfaces to support these users of simulation for short-term situation assessment and scenario evaluation, a style of problem-solving characteristic of military and factory command-and-control. He then presents Shoptalk, a factory command-and-control system with an interface integrating direct manipulation and natural-language processing, and demonstrates how the Shoptalk style of interaction can overcome these limitations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1066-1072
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)078030181X
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1991
Externally publishedYes
EventWinter Simulation Conference 1991 - Phoenix, United States of America
Duration: 8 Dec 199111 Dec 1991

Publication series

NameWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0275-0708

Conference

ConferenceWinter Simulation Conference 1991
Abbreviated titleWSC 1991
CountryUnited States of America
CityPhoenix
Period8/12/9111/12/91

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