If time did not matter: Information portrayal in dynamic environments.
Dr William Wong, lecturer and Director of the Multimedia Systems Research Laboratory Department of Information Science
In this seminar, information portrayal is explained in relation to information presentation, and why understanding this difference is important to the design of representations for operators and controllers of dynamic processes. An integrated model of decision making in naturalistic decision making (NDM) in emergency ambulance command and control is proposed. This model is used to guide the development and experimentation of three approaches used to design how information is portrayed to emergency ambulance dispatchers. The outcomes of these experiments will be presented and future directions discussed. Dr B.L. William Wong is a Lecturer and Director of the Multimedia Systems Research Laboratory in the Department of Information Science. Before coming to Otago in 1992, he was Head, Systems and Communications Operations Branch, HQ Republic of Singapore Air Force. He has since lectured in IT management and subsequently in human-computer interaction, multimedia, and human factors in information systems. His research interests includes information portrayal, cognitive engineering, human-computer interaction, cognitive task analysis, and naturalistic decision making.