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Using Personas and Scenarios as an Interface Design Tool for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

  • Anders Lindgren
  • Fang Chen
  • Per Amdahl
  • Per Chaikiat
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4555)

Abstract

When looking at the traditional way of conducting human factors research within the active safety area, focus often tends to be on drivers’ cognitive capacities like; situation awareness, workload and behavioural adaptation. This research is of course invaluable but other important issues that tend to be forgotten are: What are the drivers’ needs and how should an interface be designed to satisfy those needs? This paper describes the process of defining requirements for a dynamic graphical interface for ADAS using a rather new method, Personas, as a starting point in the design process. Based on the Personas different scenarios and narratives were created and used in a workshop to specify user needs and requirements in the interface design for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.

Keywords

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) User Centered Design Personas Scenarios Interaction Design Traffic Safety 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anders Lindgren
    • 1
  • Fang Chen
    • 1
  • Per Amdahl
    • 2
  • Per Chaikiat
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 GothenburgSweden
  2. 2.Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University, SE-581 83 LinköpingSweden

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