Despite the increasing reliance on visual icons to present in-vehicle information to drivers, there is a lack of standards or guidelines to aid icon design. This paper summarizes and presents a sample of the results from an on-going effort to develop effective human factors design guidelines for in-vehicle icons. So far, the project has produced 36 preliminary guidelines that address a broad range of topics in the areas of icon legibility, recognition, interpretation and evaluation. This paper summarizes 3 of the 36 preliminary guidelines; these 3 guidelines deal with the appropriate time or conditions to use icons, the use of different types of icons, and the components of an icon. These guidelines will provide in-vehicle information systems (IVIS) developers with key information regarding the use and integration of existing and new visual symbols. The final guidelines developed in this project will reflect a combination of existing empirical studies, literature reviews and icon design principles

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication Date: 2000 ITS America, Washington DC Remarks: This paper presents information that was developed by Battelles Human Factors Transportation Center under contract number DTFH61-97-C-00061 to the Federal Highway Administration
  • Corporate Authors:

    ITS America

    1100 17th Street, NW, 12th Floor
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Campbell, John L
    • Carney, Cher
    • ORCID 0000-0001-6741-4433
    • Monk, Christopher A
    • Granda, Thomas M
    • Lee, John D
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  • Publication Date: 2000


  • English

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  • Pagination: 13 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00793478
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: PATH
  • Created Date: Jun 13 2000 12:00AM