COMPARISON OF MINIMUM SAFE AND MORE COMPLEX DISPLAYS ON AN ELECTRONIC CHART

Authors
  1. Kaufmann, R.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The Electronic Chart Display and Information System allows the mariner to navigate and track the course of his ship using information from an electronic chart. The effects of information quantity on user performance was investigated by asking nine users navigation questions on a simple and complex electronic chart and a paper chart. Results show that users responded more quickly using the simple electronic chartcompared to the paper chart when exhaustive search was required, and that performance depended on the type of question. Comments from participants indicated that the simple display was easier to use because ofless clutter than the more complex electronic chart and paper chart, but electronic charts were more difficult to read than the paper chart.
Report Number
DCIEM-90-P-12 — Research Paper; Note; Reprint
Date of publication
15 Jan 1990
Number of Pages
6
Reprinted from
Displays, April 1990, p 87-92
DSTKIM No
93-00253
CANDIS No
127479
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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