This research update provides general human factors design information relevant to the early phases of in-vehicle icon development and design. It reflects a subset of the results to date of a Federal Highway Administration project to develop a set of clear, concise, and user-centered human factors design guidelines for in-vehicle icons. An important element of this project is the involvement of a project working group, consisting of more than 20 representatives from the icon design, intelligent transportation systems, and human factors communities. Design guidelines associated with three areas that influence recognition of icons are summarized, reflecting key design questions such as: (1) What basic principles of perception can be used to increase icon recognition? (2) What is the appropriate level of detail for in-vehicle icons? and (3) What is the appropriate level of realism for in-vehicle icons?


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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 4 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00793243
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-00-091
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 18 2000 12:00AM