Dynamic Speedometer: Dashboard Redesign to Discourage Drivers from Speeding
We apply HCI design principles to redesign the dashboard of the automobile to address the problem of speeding. We prototyped and evaluated a new speedometer designed with the explicit intention of changing driversí speeding behavior. Our user-tests show that displaying the current speed limit as part of the speedometer visualization (i.e. the dynamic speedometer) results in safer driving behavior. Designing with the intent to achieve a particular behavior can be an effective approach for increasing the safety of mission-critical systems. This is an area in which HCI designers can have a significant impact.
Accepted to CHI2005 Late Breaking Result. full version [pdf]
20 different approaches that could be used to achieve change in driving behavior
User Study Data
Manu Kumar (sneaker at stanford dot edu) and Taemie Kim (taemie.kim at stanford dot edu)