Usability Evaluation for In-Vehicle Systems

Usability Evaluation for In-Vehicle Systems

Author: Catherine Harvey

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466514300

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 230

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Ergonomics often seems to be involved too late in commercial project development processes to have substantive impact on design and usability. However, in the automotive industry, and specifically in relation to In-Vehicle Information Systems (IVIS), a lack of attention to usability can not only lead to poor customer satisfaction, it can also present a significant risk to safe and efficient driving. Usability Evaluation for In-Vehicle Systems describes how to apply a range of usability evaluation methods for IVIS. The authors explore the driving context and the range of driver-IVIS interactions, using case studies that show how Ergonomics methods can add considerable value throughout the product development process. They emphasize practical approaches that can be used to predict and analyze driver behavior with IVIS. The authors also present validation evidence for the methods covered. The book has three key objectives: Define and understand usability in the context of IVIS. This guides the specification of criteria against which usability can be successfully evaluated. Develop a multi-method framework to support designers in the evaluation of IVIS usability. The underlying motivations for the framework are a need for early-stage evaluation to support proactive redesign and a practical and realistic approach which can be used successfully by automotive manufacturers. Develop an analytic usability evaluation method which enables useful predictions of task interaction, whilst accounting for the specific context-of-use of IVIS. The major challenge of this particular context-of-use is the dual-task environment created by interacting with secondary tasks via an IVIS at the same time as driving. Written for students, researchers, designers, and engineers, the book is not only a guide to the practical application of evaluation methods, it also presents important theoretical concepts and hypotheses, describing the behavior of drivers and the effects of IVIS interactions. It provides a framework for developing more usable systems to enhance the overall driving experience by meeting the needs of the driver: safety, efficiency, and enjoyment.

Human-Computer Interaction. Interaction Design and Usability

Human-Computer Interaction. Interaction Design and Usability

Author: Julie A. Jacko

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540731054

Category: Computers

Page: 1243

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Here is the first of a four-volume set that constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2007, held in Beijing, China, jointly with eight other thematically similar conferences. It covers interaction design: theoretical issues, methods, techniques and practice; usability and evaluation methods and tools; understanding users and contexts of use; and models and patterns in HCI.

Guide to Methodology in Ergonomics

Guide to Methodology in Ergonomics

Author: Neville A. Stanton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466591851

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

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Packed with illustrations and practical examples, Guide to Methodology in Ergonomics: Designing for Human Use, Second Edition provides a concise introduction to ergonomics methods in a straightforward manner that helps you conduct an ergonomics analysis of a product in development. It details the execution of 12 ergonomics methods that can be applied to the design of any type of product or interface. The authors stress the role of ergonomics in reducing device interaction time and user error while improving user satisfaction and device usability. See What’s in the New Edition: Four case studies Addition of another co-author Examples that reflect current technology Information on Critical Path Analysis (CPA) The authors highlight where ergonomics methods fit in the design process and how to select a method appropriate for your purpose. They describe each method, supplying an overview, instructions on how to carry out an analysis, a mini bibliography, pros and cons, one or more examples, and a flow chart. They then rate each method for reliability/validity, resources, usability, and efficacy. The book then examines data from studies on training, reliability, and validity, and presents an equation that enables you to calculate approximately the financial benefits of using each method. Based on research and expertise, the book gives you the freedom to be adventurous when choosing methods and the foundation to choose the method that fits the task at hand. Written by experts, it also helps you hone your skills and put the craft of ergonomics into practice.

Driver Distraction

Driver Distraction

Author: Katie J. Parnell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429882722

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 250

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Driver Distraction: A Sociotechnical Systems Approach promotes a sociotechnical systems approach to driver distraction. This perspective focuses on analysis of the whole system, its values, and the interactions between human and technical elements at all organisational levels. The book covers the role that the sociotechnical system plays in the theory, study and mitigation of driver distraction. The book will be of interest to accident and incident investigation researchers and practitioners.

Eco-Driving

Eco-Driving

Author: Rich C. Mcllroy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351400671

Category: Computers

Page: 288

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Eco-driving has the potential to save fuel and reduce emissions without having to make any changes to vehicles or road infrastructure. This book provides an in-depth understanding of the contemporary issues in the human factors aspects of eco-driving strategies and interfaces and the effects on driver behaviour. A review of the literature concerning design, behaviour, and energy use led to an exploration of Ecological Interface Design, and the Skills, Rules, and Knowledge (SRK) taxonomy of human behaviour, particularly with regard to haptic information presented through the accelerator pedal. This book explains that eco-driving can be performed by anyone in control of a vehicle.

Speech Technology

Speech Technology

Author: Fang Chen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387738193

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 331

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This book gives an overview of the research and application of speech technologies in different areas. One of the special characteristics of the book is that the authors take a broad view of the multiple research areas and take the multidisciplinary approach to the topics. One of the goals in this book is to emphasize the application. User experience, human factors and usability issues are the focus in this book.

Designing Interaction and Interfaces for Automated Vehicles

Designing Interaction and Interfaces for Automated Vehicles

Author: Neville Stanton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000347937

Category: Computers

Page: 521

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Driving automation and autonomy are already upon us and the problems that were predicted twenty years ago are beginning to appear. These problems include shortfalls in expected benefits, equipment unreliability, driver skill fade, and error-inducing equipment designs. Designing Interaction and Interfaces for Automated Vehicles: User-Centred Ecological Design and Testing investigates the difficult problem of how to interface drivers with automated vehicles by offering an inclusive, human-centred design process that focusses on human variability and capability in interaction with interfaces. This book introduces a novel method that combines both systems thinking and inclusive user-centred design. It models driver interaction, provides design specifications, concept designs, and the results of studies in simulators on the test track, and in road going vehicles. This book is for designers of systems interfaces, interactions, UX, Human Factors and Ergonomics researchers and practitioners involved with systems engineering and automotive academics._ "In this book, Prof Stanton and colleagues show how Human Factors methods can be applied to the tricky problem of interfacing human drivers with vehicle automation. They have developed an approach to designing the human-automation interaction for the handovers between the driver and the vehicle. This approach has been tested in driving simulators and, most interestingly, in real vehicles on British motorways. The approach, called User-Centred Ecological Interface Design, has been validated against driver behaviour and used to support their ongoing work on vehicle automation. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested, or involved, in designing human-automation interaction in vehicles and beyond." Professor Michael A. Regan, University of NSW Sydney, AUSTRALIA

HCI in Mobility, Transport, and Automotive Systems. Driving Behavior, Urban and Smart Mobility

HCI in Mobility, Transport, and Automotive Systems. Driving Behavior, Urban and Smart Mobility

Author: Heidi Krömker

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030505370

Category: Computers

Page: 399

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This two-volume set LNCS 12212 and 12213 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on HCI in Mobility, Transport, and Automotive Systems, MobiTAS 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020, in Copenhagen, Denmark, in July, 2020.* A total of 1439 full papers and 238 posters have been carefully reviewed and accepted for publication in HCII 2020. The papers cover the entire field of human-computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas. MobiTAS 2020 includes a total of 59 papers and they are organized in the following topical sections: Part I, Automated Driving and In-Vehicle Experience Design: UX topics in automated driving, and designing in-vehicle experiences. Part II, Driving Behavior, Urban and Smart Mobility: studies on driving behavior, and urban and smart mobility. *The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Advances in Human Aspects of Transportation

Advances in Human Aspects of Transportation

Author: Neville A Stanton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319604411

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1160

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This book discusses the latest advances in research and development, design, operation and analysis of transportation systems and their complementary infrastructures. It reports on both theories and case studies on road and rail, aviation and maritime transportation. The book covers a wealth of topics, from accident analysis, vehicle intelligent control, and human-error and safety issues to next-generation transportation systems, model-based design methods, simulation and training techniques, and many more. A special emphasis is given to smart technologies and automation in transport, as well as to user-centered, ergonomic and sustainable design of transport systems. The book, which is based on the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation, held on July 17–21, Los Angeles, California, USA, mainly addresses transportation system designers, industrial designers, human–computer interaction researchers, civil and control engineers, as well as vehicle system engineers. Moreover, it represents a timely source of information for transportation policy-makers and social scientists dealing with traffic safety, management, and sustainability issues in transport.

Vehicle Systems and Driver Modelling

Vehicle Systems and Driver Modelling

Author: Huseyin Abut

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501504129

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 238

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World-class experts from academia and industry assembled at the sixth Biennial Workshop on Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for In-Vehicle Systems at Korea University, Seoul, Korea in 2013. The Workshop covered a wide spectrum of automotive fields, including in-vehicle signal processing and cutting-edge studies on safety, driver behavior, infrastructure, in-vehicle technologies. Contributors to this volume have expanded their contributions to the Workshop into full chapters with related works, methodology, experiments, and the analysis of the findings. Topics in this volume include: DSP technologies for in-vehicle systems Driver status and behavior monitoring In-Vehicle dialogue systems and human machine interfaces In-vehicle video and applications for safety Passive and active driver assistance technologies Ideas and systems for autonomous driving Transportation infrastructure

Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design

Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design

Author: Waldemar Karwowski

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420046250

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 522

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Every day we interact with thousands of consumer products. We not only expect them to perform their functions safely, reliably, and efficiently, but also to do it so seamlessly that we don’t even think about it. However, with the many factors involved in consumer product design, from the application of human factors and ergonomics principles to reducing risks of malfunction and the total life cycle cost, well, the process just seems to get more complex. Edited by well-known and well-respected experts, the two-volumes of Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design simplify this process. The second volume, Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design: Uses and Applications, discusses challenges and opportunities in the design for product safety and focuses on the critical aspects of human-centered design for usability. The book contains 14 carefully selected case studies that demonstrate application of a variety of innovative approaches that incorporate Human Factor and Ergonomics (HF/E) principles, standards, and best practices of user-centered design, cognitive psychology, participatory macro-ergonomics, and mathematical modeling. These case studies also identify many unique aspects of new product development projects, which have adopted a user-centered design paradigm as a way to attend to user requirements. The case studies illustrate how incorporating HF/E principles and knowledge in the design of consumer products can improve levels of user satisfaction, efficiency of use, increase comfort, and assure safety under normal use as well as foreseeable misuse of the product. The book provides a comprehensive source of information regarding new methods, techniques, and software applications for consumer product design.

Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Users and Context Diversity

Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Users and Context Diversity

Author: Margherita Antona

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319402383

Category: Computers

Page: 656

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The three-volume set LNCS 9737-9739 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2016, held as part of the 10th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2016, in Toronto, ON, Canada in July 2016, jointly with 15 other thematically similar conferences. The total of 1287 papers presented at the HCII 2016 conferences were carefully reviewed and selected from 4354 submissions. The papers included in the three UAHCI 2016 volumes address the following major topics: novel approaches to accessibility; design for all and eInclusion best practices; universal access in architecture and product design; personal and collective informatics in universal access; eye-tracking in universal access; multimodal and natural interaction for universal access; universal access to mobile interaction; virtual reality, 3D and universal access; intelligent and assistive environments; universal access to education and learning; technologies for ASD and cognitive disabilities; design for healthy aging and rehabilitation; universal access to media and games; and universal access to mobility and automotive.