Accession Number:

ADA467708

Title:

Developing the Federal Aviation Administration's Requirements for Color Use in Air Traffic Control Displays

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OKLAHOMA CITY OK CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

This report describes the materials we developed for the Federal Aviation Administrations requirements for color use in Air Traffic Control ATC displays. While many color use guidelines and the Federal Aviation Administrations Human Factors Design Standard HF-STD-001 provide general information about how to choose color schemes in visual displays, the purpose of this document is for developers of ATC technologies and human factors practitioners to evaluate the use of color from the perspective of ATC operations. This document provides two checklists. The first is a To-do checklist to assess whether the use of a color is effective for its intended purpose of assisting ATC task performance. The second is a Do-not do checklist to assess whether the use of color introduces potential negative effects on performance. While the two checklists may not cover all color use issues, they are pertinent to performance and can serve as a baseline to qualifydisqualify color schemes in ATC displays. Developers and human factors practitioners are encouraged to reference these checklists for interface design and acquisition evaluation of ATC technologies.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE