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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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This is one of a series of reports produced as part of a contract to develop precise and detailed human factors design guidelines for in-vehicle display icons and other information elements. The contractual effort consists of three phases: analytical, empirical, and integrative.
This report is a product of the integrative phase. This handbook summarizes human engineering data, guidelines, and principles for use by designers during the development and evaluation of in-vehicle icons and other information elements.
Copies of this report may be obtained through the Research and Technology Report Center, 9701 Philadelphia Court, Unit Q, Lanham, MD 20706; telephone: 301-577-0818; fax: 301-577-1421; or the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161; telephone: 703-487-4650; fax: 703-321-8547.
This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange. The U.S. Government assumes no liability for its contents or use thereof. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation.
The U.S. Government does not endorse products or manufacturers. Trade or manufacturers’ names appear herein only because they are considered essential to the objective of this document.
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Keywords: 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