Using iconic cues to recover from fixation on tablet devices in the cockpit

T. Loveday, M. W. Wiggins

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Abstract

Tablet devices are increasingly used as electronic flight bags in general aviation. However, there are risks associated with the use of such devices in the aviation context, particularly if the pilot becomes fixated and loses situation awareness. The present study investigated the effectiveness of presenting iconic cues and generic icons on a tablet device interface as a means of reengaging pilots with aircraft flight systems following a failure. The results indicated that the participants were faster to respond to simulated aircraft failures when icons were associated with the cause of the failure, and slower when they were associated with a related aircraft indicator or with a generic event. The implications of these findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014
Place of PublicationChicago
PublisherSAGE Publications
Pages350-354
Number of pages5
Volume58
ISBN (Electronic)9780945289456
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event58th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 27 Oct 201431 Oct 2014

Publication series

NameHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting Proceedings
PublisherHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society
ISSN (Print)1541-9312

Other

Other58th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period27/10/1431/10/14

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