PRIMARY FLIGHT DISPLAY

OVERVIEW

redesign of the PFD in a commercial aircraft.

Our team researched how we could reduce the amount of cognitive overload that a traditional primary flight display (PFD) creates during a high-risk flight situation. The design takes a human-centered approach to create a model that uses visual affordances to facilitate direct perceptions of plane orientation. By creating an immersive visual environment we aimed to tap into the reflex that corrects the body into alignment when it is off balance, so that controlling the plane becomes an extension of the pilot's 'righting reflex' (Kathleen Cullen).


TEAM

Sarah Churng,       Interaction Design

Allysum Quaglia,       Industrial Design

conference

2014 Design Principles and Practices, Vancouver, Canada

ADVISORS

Tad Hirsch, UW/IxD

Magnus Fiel, UW/ID               

SKILLS

_User testing
_UI Design
_Natural User Interface _Data visualization
_Story Telling


RESEARCH

Can we reduce cognitive overload in high risk situations by tapping into natural human reflexes through visual form?


PROCESS








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