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Title: The Effect of Information Organization on Cognitive Workload and Visual Search Performance

Abstract

This study examined the relationship between how visual information is organized and people’s visual search performance. Specifically, we systematically varied how visual search information was organized (from well-organized to disorganized), and then asked participants to perform a visual search task involving finding and identifying a number of visual targets within the field of visual non-targets. We hypothesized that the visual search task would be easier when the information was well-organized versus when it was disorganized. We further speculated that visual search performance would be mediated by cognitive workload, and that the results could be generally described by the well-established speed-accuracy tradeoff phenomenon. This paper presents the details of the study we designed and our results.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [2]
  1. Idaho National Laboratory
  2. Idaho State University
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1545544
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-19-53259-Rev000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) 63rd International Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 10/28/2019 - 11/01/2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 - GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; Human Factors; Visual search; Cognitive workload; Information Organization

Citation Formats

Joe, Jeffrey C, Kovesdi, Casey R, and Miyake, Tina. The Effect of Information Organization on Cognitive Workload and Visual Search Performance. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Joe, Jeffrey C, Kovesdi, Casey R, & Miyake, Tina. The Effect of Information Organization on Cognitive Workload and Visual Search Performance. United States.
Joe, Jeffrey C, Kovesdi, Casey R, and Miyake, Tina. Tue . "The Effect of Information Organization on Cognitive Workload and Visual Search Performance". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1545544.
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