Music selection using a touch screen interface: effect of auditory and visual feedback on driving and usability
by Amy R. Williamson; Kristie L. Young; Jordan Navarro; Michael G. Lenné
International Journal of Vehicle Design (IJVD), Vol. 57, No. 4, 2011

Abstract: This study examined the effects on driving, usability and subjective workload of performing music selection tasks using a touch screen interface. The benefits of providing visual and/or auditory feedback was also explored. Thirty participants performed music selection tasks with a touch screen interface while driving, with four forms of feedback. The music selection tasks significantly increased subjective workload and degraded performance on a range of driving measures. The provision of any form of feedback did not significantly affect driving performance, usability or subjective workload. Results suggest that touch screens may not be a suitable input device for navigating scrollable lists.

Online publication date: Wed, 15-Apr-2015

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