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

Hayes, Jared and Moore, Antoni and Wong, B. L. William (2006) Information layering to de-clutter displays in emergency ambulance dispatch. In: Proceedings of the 13th Eurpoean conference on cognitive ergonomics trust and control in complex socio-technical systems. Rizzo, Antonio and Grote, Gudela and Wong, B. L. William, eds. ACM Press, New York, pp. 10-16. ISBN 9783906509235

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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.

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Conference held in Zurich, Switzerland, 20-22 September 2006.

Keywords (uncontrolled):display design techniques, emergency ambulance command and control, information layering, multi-layered displays, visual clutter
Research Areas:School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering
ID Code:2188
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