Ergonomic Guidelines for Traffic Sign Design Increase Sign Comprehension

  title={Ergonomic Guidelines for Traffic Sign Design Increase Sign Comprehension},
  author={Tamar A. Ben-Bassat and David Shinar},
  journal={Human Factors: The Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society},
  pages={182 - 195}
  • T. Ben-Bassat, D. Shinar
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Medicine
  • Human Factors: The Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Objective: This research directly tests the relationship between comprehension probability of highway signs and the extent to which they comply with three ergonomic principles of design: sign-content compatibility, familiarity, and standardization. Background: A recent study that evaluated comprehension of traffic signs in four different countries showed that comprehension level varies widely and is apparently related to the extent that the sign's design incorporates ergonomic guidelines for… 

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