Accession Number:

AD0272263

Title:

DESIGN OF A PICTURE LANGUAGE TO IDENTIFY VEHICLE CONTROLS. 1. GENERAL METHOD. 2. INVESTIGATION OF POPULATION STEREOTYPES

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

87.0

Abstract:

A general approach to the problem of developing a picture language or set of picture-symbols, as labels for equipment controls, is discussed. Negative and positive arguments for such a system of symbols and possible research strategies are considered. The results of the first of a series of studies are reported. United StatesAND FOREIGN MILITARY PERSONNEL WERE ASKED TO MAKE LINE DRAWINGS THAT MIGHT CONVEY THE MEANING OF VARIOUS WHEELED-VEHICLE CONTROLS. These drawings were subjected to a qualitative analysis to extract common design lements. A preliminary set of 34 symbols, based on the resultant design elements, is presented. Recommendations for further research are included.

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE