THE PROXIMITY COMPATIBILITY PRINCIPLE: ITS PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATION AND RELEVANCE TO DISPLAY DESIGN

In this paper, the authors describe the concept of the proximity compatibility principle (PCP) and demonstrate its relevance to display design. Displays relevant to a common task or mental operation should be rendered close together in perceptual space. Different forms of task proximity are discussed, as are the different information-processing mechanisms that underlie the effects of the several different design manipulations of display proximity. Experimental data that support this process-based elaboration of PCP are then reviewed in design contexts relating to aviation, graphs, display layout, and decision aiding.

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    Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

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  • Authors:
    • Wickens, C D
    • Carswell, C M
  • Publication Date: 1995-9

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 473-494
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  • Accession Number: 00715379
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 20 1996 12:00AM