Measurement and Analysis of Clutter in Electronic Displays
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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Electronic geospatial displays are common-from aircraft moving-maps to handheld GPS devices. As new data sources become available, users are tempted to display everything of interest digital charts, satellite imagery, weather data, etc. The ensuing clutter can impact a users ability to access, interpret, and effectively use the displayed information. This paper presents a model of display clutter comprised of global and local components, which we compared with subjective clutter ratings and target search performance. Our results suggest strong correlations between our global clutter metric and subjective ratings, and between our local clutter metric and search performance.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices