Effectiveness of Various Information Channels on User Training and Learning in Automobiles

Successful interactions between users and technologies can be made possible with effective training, education and transfer of relevant information. This study will investigate how different methods and media - including paper manuals, graphics, video instructions and interactive exercises - influence the degrees to which information about operation of new in-vehicle technologies is transferred to potential users effectively. An online experiment will be conducted to measure users' memory and recall, perceived workload, confidence and satisfaction. A comparative analysis will be conducted to identify the effectiveness of different methods. Also, the online experiment will include similar tasks and questions on different types of information, such as healthcare and finance, to discuss similarities and differences that may inform the design and implementation of user training and instruction materials and programs.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $80000.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Start Date: 20131001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39264

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01557122
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: New England University Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC31, MITR25-10
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 18 2015 1:00AM