Decision Support Systems Glossary
by D. J. Power
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- Unstructured Decisions
- This type of decision situation is complex and no standard solutions exist for resolving the situation. Some or all of the structural elements of the decision situation are undefined, ill-defined or unknown. For example, goals may be poorly defined, alternatives may be incomplete or non-comparable, choice criteria may be hard to measure or difficult to link to goals.
- An evaluative term for a Decision Support System's user interface. The phrase indicates that users judge the user interface as to easy to learn, understand, and use.
- User Interface
- The component of a computerized support system that allows bi-directional communication between a system and its user. This component is also called the dialogue component or Human-Computer Interface of a DSS. An interface is a set of commands or menus through which a user communicates with a program. See graphical user interface.