Human factors considerations are often overlooked in the selection of electronic computer displays. When cost is used as the only determining factor, the resulting product may not be commercially successful because of an inadequate display.
To help avoid this situation, designers and users should be aware of the various factors involved in proper display selection. These factors were developed by a synthesis of existing scientific and industrial literature on the subject and are explained in this paper.
The first factor is a basic knowledge of the structure, characteristics, and function of the human visual system. The theory of sight, anatomy of the eye, visual perception, and photometric and nonphotometric parameters are covered. The human factors elements of visual response comprise the second factor. The adverse effects of display use as well as ergonomic standards, fonts, color, modes, and the use of status indicators are discussed. The last factor concerns displays. The various available and projected technologies along with comparisons, and applications are presented. Display evaluation criteria are listed to provide guidelines for proper selection.
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Lee, Chin H.
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College of Engineering
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Westerfield, Francis C., "Human Factors Compatibility Concerns in the Selection of Display Technologies for Computer and Data Terminals" (1987). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 5063.
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