Music selection using a touch screen interface : effect of auditory and visual feedback on driving and usability

Williamson, Amy, Young, Kristie, Navarro, Jordan, & Lenne, Michael (2011) Music selection using a touch screen interface : effect of auditory and visual feedback on driving and usability. International Journal of Vehicle Design: the journal of vehicle engineering and components, 57(4), pp. 391-404.

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This study aimed to examine the effects on driving, usability and subjective workload of performing music selection tasks using a touch screen interface. Additionally, to explore whether the provision of visual and/or auditory feedback offers any performance and usability benefits. Thirty participants performed music selection tasks with a touch screen interface while driving. The interface provided four forms of feedback: no feedback, auditory feedback, visual feedback, and a combination of auditory and visual feedback. Performance on the music selection tasks significantly increased subjective workload and degraded performance on a range of driving measures including lane keeping variation and number of lane excursions. The provision of any form of feedback on the touch screen interface did not significantly affect driving performance, usability or subjective workload, but was preferred by users over no feedback. Overall, the results suggest that touch screens may not be a suitable input device for navigating scrollable lists.

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ID Code: 48374
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: in-vehicle information systems, touch screen, feedback type, scrollable lists, music selection, usability, subjective workload, Lane Change Test performance
DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2011.045772
ISSN: 0143-3369
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Inderscience.
Deposited On: 01 Feb 2012 06:50
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2012 16:53

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