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The usability of F1 interfaces

The usability of F1 interfaces
The usability of F1 interfaces
The complexity of driver’s interfaces in Formula One has increased dramatically in the last 25 years. This has resulted in criticisms from drivers and has been blamed in several cases for accidents due to distraction or mode error. Technologies adopted by Formula One to improve performance have led to additional interface requirements and the resultant interface design adaptations. Specific regulatory changes have also been identified as significant factors in dictating the driver’s interface workload. Research is currently ongoing into the empirical analysis of the interfaces. Even minor design decisions can have a large effect on usability. These findings have confirmed the challenges facing human factors engineers tasked with designing interfaces featuring large amounts of functionality for use within high cognitive workload conditions.
Interface Complexity, Motorsport, Driver Distraction
Brown, James
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Stanton, Neville
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Revell, Kirsten
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Brown, James
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Stanton, Neville
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Revell, Kirsten
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Brown, James, Stanton, Neville and Revell, Kirsten (2018) The usability of F1 interfaces. CIEHR (Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors) Conference. 21 - 23 Apr 2018.

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Abstract

The complexity of driver’s interfaces in Formula One has increased dramatically in the last 25 years. This has resulted in criticisms from drivers and has been blamed in several cases for accidents due to distraction or mode error. Technologies adopted by Formula One to improve performance have led to additional interface requirements and the resultant interface design adaptations. Specific regulatory changes have also been identified as significant factors in dictating the driver’s interface workload. Research is currently ongoing into the empirical analysis of the interfaces. Even minor design decisions can have a large effect on usability. These findings have confirmed the challenges facing human factors engineers tasked with designing interfaces featuring large amounts of functionality for use within high cognitive workload conditions.

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Accepted/In Press date: 22 November 2017
Published date: April 2018
Venue - Dates: CIEHR (Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors) Conference, 2018-04-21 - 2018-04-23
Keywords: Interface Complexity, Motorsport, Driver Distraction

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URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/420889
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Date deposited: 17 May 2018 16:30
Last modified: 24 Apr 2019 04:01

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