A first approach to understanding and measuring naturalness in driver-car interaction

Simon Ramm, Joseph Giacomin, Duncan Robertson, Alessio Malizia

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Abstract

With technology changing the nature of the driving task, qualitative methods can help designers understand and measure driver-car interaction naturalness. Fifteen drivers were interviewed at length in their own parked cars using ethnographically-inspired questions probing issues of interaction salience, expectation, feelings, desires and meanings. Thematic analysis and content analysis found five distinct components relating to 'rich physical' aspects of natural feeling interaction typified by richer physical, analogue, tactile styles of interaction and control. Further components relate to humanlike, intelligent, assistive, socially-aware 'perceived behaviours' of the car. The advantages and challenges of a naturalness-based approach are discussed and ten cognitive component constructs of driver-car naturalness are proposed. These may eventually be applied as a checklist in automotive interaction design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAutomotiveUI 2014 - 6th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, in Cooperation with ACM SIGCHI - Proceedings
PublisherACM Press
Pages1-10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450332125
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sept 2014
Event6th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutomotiveUI 2014 - Seattle, United States
Duration: 17 Sept 201419 Sept 2014

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutomotiveUI 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period17/09/1419/09/14

Keywords

  • Automobile
  • Contextual inquiry
  • Humanlike
  • Meaning
  • Naturalness of interaction
  • Qualitative
  • Thematic analysis

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