Subjects used one of four information displays to perform a simple decision-making task. Display formats included abstract numerical and graphical representations, and a pictorial format designed to give subjects a more easily usable task representation. Results indicated that the displays differed in effectiveness for aiding the subjects' identification of the optimal action. A conceptualization of display aiding as a filtering mechanism which serves to attenuate task demands is discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1986|
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