DESIGN OF A PICTURE LANGUAGE TO IDENTIFY VEHICLE CONTROLS. 1. GENERAL METHOD. 2. INVESTIGATION OF POPULATION STEREOTYPES
HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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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.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems