HUMAN FACTORS IN THE DESIGN OF ELECTROLUMINESCENT DISPLAYS FOR AEROSPACE EQUIPMENT
Final rept. 1 May 1965-1 May 1966
ANTIOCH COLL YELLOW SPRINGS OH BEHAVIOR RESEARCH LAB
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The report presents an outline of a broad program of psychological research that will provide human engineering standards for the design of electroluminescent EL display devices. The physical characteristics of EL lighting are discussed, after which the possible types of EL displays are categorized as discrete or continuous displays, and as dynamic or static displays. Five types of perceptual tasks that might be required of an observer of an EL display are described, and each display category is then discussed in terms of the perceptual tasks required to monitor the display in question. For each display-task combination, human factor research is proposed and some experiments are laid out in detail. The conventional variables such as intensity, contrast and viewing duration are considered for each display-task category as well as some less familiar variables based on the use of information theory. Examples of existing and proposed EL displays are given in connection with the proposed research.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems