PRIMARY FLIGHT DISPLAY
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).
Tad Hirsch, UW/IxD
Magnus Fiel, UW/ID
_Natural User Interface _Data visualization