A new format was derived from a Visual Thinking cognitive psychology paradigm and permits easy understanding of multiple system parameters with different directions and unit scaling. This new “Sprocket” format allows rapid cross check, characterizing multiple failure thresholds, and easy detection of out-of-tolerance conditions and a gestalt state awareness. The format was evaluated in a dual task, aviation-oriented experiment.
Findler, M. J.,
Collier, J. S.,
& Marshak, D.
(2009). Design and Evaluation of a Cognitively Engineered Systems Monitoring Display. 2009 International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 178-183.