Paul Green, William Levison, Gretchen Paelke, and Colleen Serafin

November 1993, rev 3/94

This document is written for the designers of IVHS-related driver information systems. It describes how to make those systems safe and easy to use for ordinary drivers. These guidelines were based on experience from designing and testing a variety of driver interfaces, not by assembling a superset of existing guidelines in the literature, though some references to the literature were made. The tests were carried out in the laboratory, in a driving simulator, and in an instrumented car using both young and older drivers.

This document includes a description of its objectives, general design priniciples, and guidelines for the design of manual controls, spoken input, visual displays, auditory displays, destination entry, visual displays for navigation, auditory displays for navigation, traffic information, car phones, vehicle monitoring, IVSAWS (a hazard warning system), interface integration, as well as an extensive reference section. For most guidelines, a commentary and examples of how they should be applied are provided.

Review of these guidelines has not been extensive and they should be viewed as preliminary.

UMTRI-93-21 Full Report (.pdf)


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