9– 12 June, 2015
Location: The MITRE Corporation, McLean, Virginia, USA, MITRE Bldg. 1 Auditorium
NDM research emerged in the 1980s to study how people make decisions in "real-world settings." A focus is on expertise in diverse professional domains and the role of experience in enabling people to rapidly assess situations to make effective decisions. NDM is concerned with the study of how people make decisions in complex real-world settings that can include dynamic, uncertain, and rapidly changing conditions, and can require real-time decisions in urgent situations with significant consequences for mistakes.
NDM methods emphasize descriptive studies conducted in field and operational workplace settings. Research findings have been used to improve performance, revise doctrine and process, develop training that is focused on decision requirements, and design information technologies to support decision making and related cognitive functions.
Examples of topics include:
- Methods to study and support rapid decision making
- Designing visualizations and user interfaces to improve sense making
- Assessing cultural competence
- Designing more effective human-computer planning systems
- Bringing evidence-based decision making to bear in civilian and government agencies
- Decision making under stress
- Aiding police in the detection of imminent terrorist attacks
Applications to areas such as cyber space, intelligence, healthcare, aviation, and sports will be discussed.Last updated: 06/05/2015