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Using sonic interaction in drivervehicleinterfaces to reducevisual distraction
Örebro University, School of Science and Technology.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis has been executed at AB Volvo Advanced Technology and Research-Driver

Environment & Human Factors as a part of the FFI (Strategic Vehicle Research) project SICS

(Safe Interaction Connectivity and State). It describes a study which examined if adding

sound will reduce the visual distraction in menu interfaces. Two concepts have been studied

in comparison to each other and to a baseline without sounds. The sound added to the

interface was spearcons (time compressed speech sounds) and earcons (musical sounds). A

simulator study was carried out containing 14 participants between the ages of 36-59 who had

to, while driving, perform 6 different tasks that involved interacting with the interface menus.

Results showed that the performed tasks caused much less visual distraction from the road

while having the spearcons as assistance. The earcons results showed no improvement.

Abstract [sv]

Detta examensarbete gjordes på AB Volvo Advanced Technology and Research på

avdelningen Driver Environment & Human Factors som en del av FFI (Fordonstrategisk

Forskning och Innovation) projektet SICS (Safe Interaction Connectivity and State).

Examensarbetet beskriver en studie som undersökte ifall addering av ljud till ett

menygränssnitt bestående av visuella displayer hjälper förare att minska distraktionen från

vägen. Två olika ljudkoncept har tagits fram och jämförs med varandra och med baskonceptet

utan ljud. De två ljudkoncepten var spearcons (tidskomprimerat tal) och earcons (musikaliska

ljud bestående av toner). En simulatorstudie med 14 personer mellan 36 och 59 år

genomfördes. Studien gick till så att 6 olika uppgifter som involverade interaktion med

gränsnitten skulle genomföras medan man körde en lastbilssimulator. Resultaten visade att

när man assisterades av spearcons reducerades distraktionen medan earcons inte gav någon


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 20 p.
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-36282OAI: diva2:742756
Subject / course
Electronics Engineering
Available from: 2014-09-11 Created: 2014-09-02 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

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