RESEARCH ON DISPLAY VARIABLES.
OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS LAB OF AVIATION PSYCHOLOGY
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Three formal experiments were conducted on variables contributing to the accessibility, for human viewers, of information in large-scale displays. The subject observed a tabular or spatial display containing both relevant and irrelevant events in randomly assigned positions. After a controlled period of inspection he was required to report the location of relevant events various s accuracy and latetal dd latency scores were recorded. Major variables of intererest were duration of inspection, amount of relevant and irrelevant information, degree of irrelevancy, kind of irrelevancy, display format, and goodness of event patterning. All results pointed toward two major conclusions the subject increases accessibility through organization, at a peripheral level, of relevant information storage of displayed information involves two distinct processes--one more central and permanent, the other more peripheral and temporary. Implications for display design are discussed. Author