Age, Previous Knowledge, and Learnability of Driver Information Systems

As a part of the project "Learnability of Driver Information Systems" the Center for Traffic Sciences addressed the question how users form knowledge on and attain proficiency in previously unknown menu systems. One emphasis of the project was the influence of the user's age on the learnability of driver information systems. This study's emphasis was to examine the effects of practice and age in a single task situation and in a dual task situation. The study demonstrates impressive age effects on the learnability in both menu driven information systems. Additionally, there are large differences between subjects concerning the total number of completed tasks in the menu system when driving, however, the direction of results remains the same. Also, previous knowledge for handling menu systems is largely age correlated. Thus, the age effects presented are not based on the biological age of the subjects alone but can also be attributed to age correlated experience in handling menu systems.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 279-292
  • Monograph Title: Traffic and Transport Psychology: Theory and Application. Proceedings of the ICTTP 2004

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01006604
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0080443796
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 25 2005 12:59PM