Accession Number : AD0282137

Title :   GUIDE TO THE CODING OF CONTROLS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. on Task .02B,

Corporate Author : DUNLAP AND ASSOCIATES INC STAMFORD CONN

Personal Author(s) : Gruber ,Alin ; Bishop,Edward W.

Report Date : JAN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : The purposes of control coding and standardizing control coding are discussed. Six coding methods are described: location coding; labeling; color coding; shape coding; size coding; and mode of operation coding. For each method the following are provided; a description of the method; the conditions for use; the major advantages and disadvantages; considerations toward standardizing its use; and a summary of recommendations regarding when to and when not to use the method. A summary table which covers the foregoing factors is also provided. The physical physiological and psychological conderations which affect the application of coding are discussed, and a number of recommendations and good practices are offered. This is followed by a discussion of factors influencing the assignment of priorities to controls for coding purposes. A procedure for developing control priorities is suggested. The document concludes with a discussion of standardizing the coding of controls across related equipments. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HUMAN ENGINEERING), *INSTRUMENT PANELS), (*CONTROL PANELS), (*CONTROL KNOBS), (*CONTROL STICKS), MILITARY EQUIPMENT, SPECIFICATIONS, COLORS, CODING, MOTION, STANDARDIZATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE