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The rapid development of new sensors and wide-band communications provides the capability to collect enormous amounts of data. An increasing challenge involves how to understand and interpret the data to yield knowledge about evolving situations or threats (e.g., of military situations, state of complex systems, etc.). New visualization tools and techniques are becoming available to support advanced visualization including three-dimensional, full immersion display environments and tools to support novel visualizations. Examples include network system display tools and evolving multi-sensory situation environments. Despite the emergence of such tools, there has been limited systematic test and evaluations to determine the efficacy of such tools for knowledge understanding and decision making. This paper provides an overview of this problem and argues for the need to conduct controlled experiments. A sample experiment is suggested.


Neuilly-sur-Siene, France

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Sonya McMullen was not affiliated with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at the time this paper was published.

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Hall, C.M.; McMullen, S.A.H.; Hall, D.L. (2006) Cognitive Engineering Research Methodology: A Proposed Study of Visualization Analysis Techniques. In Visualising Network Information (pp. 10-1 – 10-10). Meeting Proceedings RTO-MP-IST-063, Paper 10. Neuilly-sur-Seine, France: RTO. Available from: Meeting Proceedings/RTO-MP-IST-063/MP-IST-063-10.pdf

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