PERFORMANCE EFFECTS OF LANDMARK ICONS IN ROUTE GUIDANCE DISPLAYS

In this dissertation, the author examined the use of incorporating landmark icons in Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS) turn- by-turn displays to see if they led to better navigation performance. Two experiments were conducted for this assessment. The first involved a pilot study to select four building landmarks icons the four traffic control device landmarks with the highest comprehension rate to incorporate in the ATIS display used in the second experiment. The second experiment involved driving a simulated route using an ATIS display that either had or did not have icon landmarks. Results show that both building and traffic control device landmark icons helped to reduce decision time for both younger and older drivers, with a greater impact on older drivers.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication Date: 1998 UMI Company, Ann Arbor MI Remarks: Thesis (Ph. D.)--George Mason University, 1998
  • Corporate Authors:

    George Mason Univeristy

    School of Law, 4400 University Drive
    Fairfax, VA  United States  22030
  • Authors:
    • Philips, Brian Harlan
  • Publication Date: 1998

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: vii, 140 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00793377
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 99-12667 (UMI Order #)
  • Files: PATH
  • Created Date: Jun 13 2000 12:00AM