19 November 1980 Evolution Of An Advanced Technology Product-A Case History
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Proceedings Volume 0255, Practical Electro-Optical Instruments and Techniques; (1980) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959554
Event: 1980 Huntsville Technical Symposium, 1980, Huntsville, United States
Adapting advanced technology to use by uninitiated operators in unorthodox settings can introduce unusual design challenges. In this paper, the author traces the development of an engineer's level which was especially configured for use by rice farmers in a unique surveying operation. The emphasis is placed on the changes made in the configuration of the equipment as improvements were made in adapting it to the user and the task. While drawing on his personal experiences which occurred prior to his present employment, the author crosses organizational lines to include advances made by competitive companies.
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Carl D Vought, Carl D Vought, } "Evolution Of An Advanced Technology Product-A Case History", Proc. SPIE 0255, Practical Electro-Optical Instruments and Techniques, (19 November 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959554; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959554


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