Usability Evaluation for In-Vehicle Systems

By (author) Harvey, Catherine; By (author) Stanton, Neville A.

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.

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  • Introduction The History of In-Vehicle Information Provision Instrumentation Infotainment Navigation Comfort Future Predictions Ergonomics Challenges of In-Vehicle Information Systems (IVIS) Ergonomics, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), and Usability Usability Evaluation Book Outline Context-of-Use as a Factor in Determining the Usability of In-Vehicle Information Systems Introduction The Development of a Definition of Usability Usability of In-Vehicle Information Systems (IVIS) Conclusions In-Vehicle Information Systems to Meet the Needs of Drivers Introduction The Task The System The User The Task-User-System Interaction Evaluating the Task-System-User Interaction Conclusions A Usability Evaluation Framework for In-Vehicle Information Systems Introduction Preparing for a Usability Evaluation Selecting Usability Evaluation Methods Usability Evaluation Methods Conclusions The Trade-Off between Context and Objectivity in an Analytic Evaluation of In-Vehicle Interfaces Introduction Analytic Methods Method Results and Discussion General Discussion Conclusions To Twist or Poke? A Method for Identifying Usability Issues with Direct and Indirect Input Devices for Control of In-Vehicle Information Systems Introduction Direct and Indirect IVIS Input Devices Empirical Evaluation of IVIS Usability Selection of Tasks Method Results and Discussion Conclusions Modelling the Hare and the Tortoise: Predicting IVIS Task Times for Fast, Middle, and Slow Person Performance using Critical Path Analysis Introduction Modelling Human-Computer Interaction Critical Path Analysis Method Identification of Operation Times Development of the CPA Calculator Comparison of CPA-Predicted Task Times with Empirical Data Results Discussion Applications of the CPA Model Limitations of the CPA Model Extensions to the CPA Model Conclusions Visual Attention on the Move: There Is More to Modelling than Meets the Eye Introduction The CPA Method Visual Behaviour in Driving Method Development of a CPA Model for Dual-Task IVIS Interaction Results Case Study: Glance Behaviour in a Dual-Task Environment Results: Shared Glance CPA Model Discussion Conclusions Summary of Contributions and Future Challenges Introduction Summary of the Findings Key Questions Areas for Future Research Concluding Remarks References Index

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書名 Usability Evaluation for In-Vehicle Systems
著作者等 Stanton, Neville A.
Harvey, Catherine
出版元 Taylor & Francis Inc
刊行年月 2013.05.14
ページ数 230p
ISBN 9781466514300
言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国