Information layering to de-clutter displays in emergency ambulance dispatch.

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Hayes, J., Moore, A. and Wong, B. 2006. Information layering to de-clutter displays in emergency ambulance dispatch. in: Rizzo, A., Grote, G. and Wong, B. (ed.) Proceedings of the 13th Eurpoean conference on cognitive ergonomics trust and control in complex socio-technical systems. New York ACM Press. pp. 10-16
Chapter titleInformation layering to de-clutter displays in emergency ambulance dispatch.
AuthorsHayes, J., Moore, A. and Wong, B.
Abstract

In this paper we report on a study to examine the usefulness of the MLD (Multi-Layered Display) as a device for creating physically distinct but visually overlapping information, what we refer to as 'information layering'. The technique was applied to emergency ambulance control, as a method for reducing visual clutter and information complexity in displays used by controllers. The results of the study show that participants completing simulated dispatch tasks in the MLD condition performed better on all categories of task difficulty compared to participants using a standard single layer display. However the improvements in performance were not significantly different.

Keywordsdisplay design techniques, emergency ambulance command and control, information layering, multi-layered displays, visual clutter
LanguageEnglish
Page range10-16
Book titleProceedings of the 13th Eurpoean conference on cognitive ergonomics trust and control in complex socio-technical systems.
EditorsRizzo, A., Grote, G. and Wong, B.
PublisherACM Press
Place of publicationNew York
ISBN
Hardcover9783906509235
Publication dates
Print2006
Publication process dates
Deposited07 May 2009
Output statusPublished
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Conference held in Zurich, Switzerland, 20-22 September 2006.

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