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The effect of display movement angle, indicator type and display location on control/display stereotype strength.

Authors
  • Hoffmann, Errol R1
  • Chan, Alan H S1
  • 1 a Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management , City University of Hong Kong , Kowloon Tong , Hong Kong. , (Hong Kong SAR China)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ergonomics
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2017
Volume
60
Issue
8
Pages
1146–1157
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2016.1250956
PMID: 27762172
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Much research on stereotype strength relating display and control movements for displays moving in the vertical or horizontal directions has been reported. Here we report effects of display movement angle, where the display moves at angles (relative to the vertical) of between 0° and 180°. The experiment used six different controls, four display locations relative to the operator and three types of indicator. Indicator types were included because of the strong effects of the 'scale-side principle' that are variable with display angle. A directional indicator had higher stereotype strength than a neutral indicator, and showed an apparent reversal in control/display stereotype direction beyond an angle of 90°. However, with a neutral indicator this control reversal was not present. Practitioner Summary: The effects of display moving at angles other than the four cardinal directions, types of control, location of display and types of indicator are investigated. Indicator types (directional and neutral) have an effect on stereotype strength and may cause an apparent control reversal with change of display movement angle.

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