Because of the speed with which In-Vehicle Information Systems (IVIS) devices are entering the automotive marketplace, many research issues associated with the design of in-vehicle visual symbols and other information elements have not been adequately addressed. The overall goal the "In-Vehicle Icons and Other Information Elements" project has been to provide the designers of these in-vehicle technologies with a set of design guidelines for in-vehicle display icons and other information elements. Specific objectives of this project were to: design and perform experimentation to select appropriate symbols for in-vehicle use, then use the resulting data to write final guidelines for in-vehicle symbols usage, encompassing both current and future symbols; and write preliminary, as well as empirically based, final guidelines. The key product of this project is a set of clear, concise, and user-centered human-factors design guidelines for in-vehicle icon design. The 42 guidelines address issues such as the legibility, recognition, interpretation, and evaluation of graphical and text-based icons and symbols. These guidelines provide IVIS developers with key information regarding the use and integration of existing and new visual symbols. In addition, guidelines are provided for the design of in-vehicle auditory information.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 238 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00989217
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-03-065,, Integrative Report
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-97-C-00061
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 14 2005 12:00AM