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Title:A computational approach to display layout analysis
Author(s):Andre, Anthony David
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Wickens, Christopher D.
Department / Program:Psychology
Discipline:Psychology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Psychology, Experimental
Engineering, System Science
Abstract:The positioning of large numbers of displays and controls in complex, dynamic systems presents a formidable task to the systems designer, whose ultimate goal is to facilitate the efficient performance of the human-machine system. The focus of the present study is on identifying and evaluating an objective, computational approach to display layout analysis, with an emphasis on determining the relative importance of three display layout principles: display grouping, display priority and stimulus-response (S-R) compatibility. Six pilots in each of eight conditions flew an instrument flight simulation of a light fixed-wing aircraft, performing various flight control and systems monitoring tasks. Both qualitative (subjective) and computational (objective) assessments were made as to the adherence of each display condition to each of the three display layout principles, and these, in turn, were compared with a variety of specific and global flight performance measures. Stepwise regression techniques revealed that display grouping plays a dominant role over display priority when these two factors are in opposition, suggesting that displays should be located so as to minimize their distance from other, task-related displays, even at the expense of being moved further away from the primary fixation areas of the display panel.
Issue Date:1992
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/20799
Rights Information:Copyright 1992 Andre, Anthony David
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9215769
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9215769


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