As we perform actions in our environment, we expect the resulting effect to correspond with our actions (response-effect compatibility). Navigation displays and other control displays should have matching responses and effects because they contribute to more efficient performance with less mental resources needed, causing less distraction. We examined response-effect compatibility when using a navigation system with different frames of reference (FOR), the Ego-Centered Reference Frame (ERF) and the World-Centered Reference Frame (WRF). Participants directed a car through an intersection towards or away from a target. The effect of their actions in the navigation display matched or mismatched the FOR of the response with the car either moving toward or away from the target. Results indicated that having responses and effects in matching FORs lead to faster response times and higher accuracy compared to when FORs were mismatching and performance was better in terms of proportion errors in WRF than ERF.
|Advisor:||Miles, James D.|
|Commitee:||Strybel, Thomas Z., Vu, Kim-Phuong|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 56/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Psychology, Cognitive psychology|
|Keywords:||Compatibility effects, Frames of reference, Human factors, Navigation displays, Psychology, Response-effect compatibility|
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