KANSEI ERGONOMICS APPROACH TOWARDS AUTOMOTIVE HEAD-UP DISPLAY CONTROL PANEL DESIGN
Author: Muhammad Shah Afendy MOHD AMIR, Malek HAMID
Abstract: Head-up Displays (HUD) is a new technology available in the automotive industry. Basically, this technology used to project a piece of important information required by the drivers towards the windshield of the vehicle. Due to the fact that the HUD system is still new in the market, so its mechanism, function, and interface design still can be improved by adding some values to the system. In this study, the focus is more on the improvement of the HUD control panel design to minimize the design complexity as well as to reduce the distraction of the drivers while driving. Nowadays, the application of the Kansei Ergonomics is growing rapidly due to many researchers and product designer are attracted to explore and trying to relate the Ergonomics concept into the Kansei Engineering concept in order to optimize the design that can fit to the human and their preferences. The study is started by identifying the suitable design properties and Kansei Ergonomics concept words that related to the HUD system. Eighteen design properties and nine Kansei Ergonomics concept words were determined. This finding was used to develop the Semantic Differential Question using the Google Form. Then, an Online Survey was conducted with one hundred respondents using the semantic differential question in order to evaluate the relationship between the design properties against the Kansei Ergonomics words. After completing the evaluation phase, the finding were used to recommend a new interface design for the HUD control panel. In the end, this finding will provide a piece of information regarding the HUD system.
Keywords: Kansei Engineering, Kansei Ergonomics, Displays Ergonomics, Contol Panel Design