A study of meaning comprehensibility of pictograms for lathe procedural instructions

Atsuko K. Yamazaki, Joji Yabutani, Yoko Ebisawa, Satoshi Hori

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Abstract

In this study, the effectiveness of pictogram meanings for lathe procedures and cautionary instructions was investigated. Pictograms were created for instruction in lathe work and the comprehensible levels of the pictograms were analyzed through a survey with 108 subjects. The subjects responded to questionnaires with a five-point scale to determine the clarity of the pictograms and the well-recognized emergency exit and toilet signs. T-tests between some of the pictograms and the signs showed no significant differences. In addition, the average scores given to some of the procedural pictograms were higher than those to the escape sign. These results indicate that the pictograms can be used effectively to give instructions to lathe workers in the manufacturing factories where verbal communication is not easy between supervisor and workers due to language barriers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems
Subtitle of host publicationKES 2007 - WIRN 2007 - 11th International Conference, KES 2007, XVII Italian Workshop on Neural Networks, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages1058-1064
Number of pages7
EditionPART 3
ISBN (Print)9783540748281
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event11th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2007, and 17th Italian Workshop on Neural Networks, WIRN 2007 - Vietri sul Mare, Italy
Duration: 2007 Sep 122007 Sep 14

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 3
Volume4694 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2007, and 17th Italian Workshop on Neural Networks, WIRN 2007
CountryItaly
CityVietri sul Mare
Period07/9/1207/9/14

Keywords

  • Communication
  • Comprehensibility
  • Manufacturing instructions
  • Pictogram

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Yamazaki, A. K., Yabutani, J., Ebisawa, Y., & Hori, S. (2007). A study of meaning comprehensibility of pictograms for lathe procedural instructions. In Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems: KES 2007 - WIRN 2007 - 11th International Conference, KES 2007, XVII Italian Workshop on Neural Networks, Proceedings (PART 3 ed., pp. 1058-1064). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4694 LNAI, No. PART 3). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74829-8_129