Perceived styling and usability in integrated centre panel layouts as a function of interaction style and age
2007 (English)In: Human Factors Issues in Complex System Performance / [ed] Dick de Waard; Bob Hockey; Peter Nickel; Karel Brookhuis, Maastricht: Shaker Verlag, 2007, 193-204 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In the past ten years information and entertainment functionality has become an increasingly important part of the car interior. Infotainment functions have been growing in number and diversity, concurrently with a trend towards utilization of fewer controls and graphical displays in integrated centre panel layouts. This evolution has solved many functional and styling issues. However, as a consequence, several usability and safety concerns have been raised. A number of these concerns are related to age, a factor that is especially important in the premium car segment where a majority of drivers are older than 50 years. This study investigated perceived styling and usability of premium car centre panel layouts among different age groups. The investigation was based on APEAL customer survey data from the North American market, associated with the sound system. Questions on the appearance (styling), understanding (usability) and ease of use while driving (usability/safety) of the stereo faceplate and controls were analysed. The results showed that all age groups perceived the appearance of integrated centre panel layouts similarly. However, with rising age, there is a decrease in perceived understanding and ease of use while driving in the case of a number of premium car models.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Maastricht: Shaker Verlag, 2007. 193-204 p.
Research subject Engineering Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-37314Local ID: b4c7bb60-0250-11dc-ad0a-000ea68e967bISBN: 978-90-423-0325-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-37314DiVA: diva2:1010812
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter : 08/11/2006 - 10/11/2006
Godkänd; 2007; 20070514 (ysko)2016-10-032016-10-032016-10-19Bibliographically approved