The evaluation of pilot’s first fixation and response time to different design of alerting messages

Wen Chin Li*, Jiaqi Cao, Jr Hung Lin, Graham Braithwaite, Matthew Greaves

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Abstract

Current research investigates the limitation of current cockpit design for Crew Alerting System (CAS) and Quick Reference Handbook (QRH), and proposes a potential design solution that might enhance crew performance. Using eye tracking device, an experiment was conducted based on Flight Simulator Software. Objective eye movement data as long as subjective feedback from participants were collected to evaluate the design. 24 participants experienced 4 scenarios with both traditional design and integrated design. Results demonstrated that participants never made error in locating the instructions by integrated design. It is due to the obvious fact that the instructions of integrated design will present itself, hence decrease the chance of executing the wrong NNC by eliminating the degree of choices. On the other hand, 75% of the participants experienced at least one error in finding the correct instruction, which is probably due to the limitation of QRH itself due to options too close in formatting which causes clicking the wrong page accidently. Furthermore, a trend was identified by eye movement patterns for longer fixation duration, smaller saccade amplitude, and less time fixated on instruction area occur in integrated design. Current research found that integrated design of CAS and QRH is superior in acquiring accurate solutions for emergent situations and processing the information presented compared with traditional design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics
Subtitle of host publicationPerformance, Emotion and Situation Awareness - 14th International Conference, EPCE 2017 Held as Part of HCI International 2017, Proceedings
EditorsDon Harris
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages21-31
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319584713
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, EPCE 2017, held as part of 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2017 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2017 Jul 92017 Jul 14

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10275 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, EPCE 2017, held as part of 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2017
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVancouver
Period2017/07/092017/07/14

Keywords

  • Cockpit design
  • Crew alerting system
  • Eye movement
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Quick reference handbook

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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