Despite enhancements in the visual complexity of in-vehicle information display in recent years, few studies have examined the effects of such increased complexity. We conducted this study with the following objectives: (1) to suggest a framework for predicting the perceived visual complexity (PVC) of in-vehicle information display; (2) to examine the effects of PVC on the visual behavior of human operators; (3) to investigate the relationship between preferences and PVC. A theoretical framework to evaluate PVC was developed, and a survey study was used to collect participants’ perceptions on visual complexity. A regression analysis was employed to find the relationship between each of three factors and PVC. Two of the factors—quantity and variety—showed a positive correlation with PVC, whereas the third factor, relation, exhibited a negative correlation. Visual search experiments were conducted to test the effects of PVC on the performance of visual search tasks and glance behavior. The results showed that the high level of PVC leads to more time-on-task and number of fixations. We also found that preference for in-vehicle information displays was inversely proportional to PVC. The results enable us to predict how human operators perceive visual complexity and explain the influence of PVC on human behavior.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction|
|Publication status||Published - 2016 Aug 2|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Human Factors and Ergonomics
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Computer Science Applications