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Publication Number: FHWA-RD-03-065
Date: September 2004
In-Vehicle Display Icons and Other Information Elements: Volume I
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CHAPTER 13: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
These human factors design guidelines for in-vehicle display icons are the product of nearly 5 years of investigation into human factors design issues and driver requirements for in-vehicle icons and symbols. Although four authors are identified with this document, development of these preliminary guidelines has required the participation of many dedicated individuals.
In particular, the authors would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Tom Granda, our current FHWA Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR), for this project, as well as to Chris Monk, Maureen Hunter, and Ron Hoffman of SAIC for their tireless assistance during the conduct of this project. The direction, feedback, and advice provided by our FHWA/SAIC colleagues on this effort have been both timely and invaluable.
We are also grateful for the direct assistance in the development of this handbook provided by Dr. Steve Casey, of Ergonomics System Design, Inc., and by our colleague, Ozgur Simsek. Dr. Casey was responsible for much of the development of the Sensory Modality Design Tool presented in chapter 10, while Ms. Simsek wrote most of the evaluation/statistical tutorial presented in chapter 9.
We give additional thanks to graduate assistants Dawn Marshall, Andrea Tawil, Emily Wiese, and Mahesh Chandramouli of The University of Iowa, and to Elizabeth Mitchell, a former graduate assistant here at Battelle. Each of these individuals spent countless hours searching the internet and other commercial and government sources for potential icons and symbols to be included in the icon collection. Also, Kristi Schmidt of the University of Iowa contributed to the Icon research conducted during a summer internship at Battelle; her assistance is greatly appreciated.
We would also like to thank our support staff, Mary Winter, Sharon Groves and Judy Panjeti, for their hard work and resourcefulness during the development of the guidelines.
We owe a special thanks and debt of gratitude to the 38 researchers, designers, and developers of transportation systems who agreed to be members of our Project Working Group1 and who volunteered their time to help make this guideline handbook more relevant and useful. We greatly appreciate all the time, expertise, and insight this talented group of people has shared with us during the conduct of his project. Specifically, we wish to thank:
Topics: research, safety, operations
Keywords: research, safety, human factors, driver information, design guidelines, icon design, visual symbols, icon interpretation, icon legibility, auditory messages, general vs. specific icons, icon recognition, icon evaluation
TRT Terms: Automobiles–Instruments–Display systems, Automobiles–Electronic equipment, Electronics in navigation, Graphical user interfaces (Computer systems)–Design, Icons (Computer graphics)–Design, Highway communications, Traffic signs and signals, Information display systems, Driver information systems