module provides examples of different non-visual displays and discusses
their advantages and disadvantages as a means of conveying information
to the user. Particular emphasis will be given to auditory displays,
as these are the next most frequently used after visual displays.
This module also provides examples of other non-visual displays,
designed for the sense of touch or smell. Also, addressed is the
need for redundancy, that is, integrating more than one sense modality
into display design.
At the end of the module, the learner should know when and why non-visual
displays are appropriate to replace or augment visual displays.
complexity of the nuclear power plant control room above challenges
human capability to monitor and control without using non-visual
displays. (DOE Photo)
module takes about 45 minutes to complete.