Cognitive Engineering Toolkit

August 2020
Topics: Cognitive Systems Engineering, Decision support, Command and Control, Space Operations, Human Factors Engineering
Dr. Cynthia O. Dominguez, The MITRE Corporation
Craig A. Bonaceto, The MITRE Corporation
Chris Johnson, The MITRE Corporation
Michelle Bryant, The MITRE Corporation
Mo Rahman, The MITRE Corporation
Erika Darling, The MITRE Corporation
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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Hallmark program has applied cognitive engineering with MITRE’s support since 2015 to improve Space Enterprise Command and Control decision support. Cognitive engineering methods can be used in DARPA and other DoD programs as a means for ensuring that new technology has mission value. This end-of-program report characterizes the "why" and "how" of cognitive engineering, with examples from the Hallmark program.

Structured as a four-part cycle of gather, analyze, design, and evaluate, the cognitive engineering toolkit methods and lessons-learned outlined in this report provide guidance on how to ensure technology innovation effectively supports human cognitive work in high consequence mission environments.

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