A study of meaning comprehensibility of pictograms for lathe procedural instructions

Atsuko 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 publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages1058-1064
Number of pages7
Volume4694 LNAI
EditionPART 3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
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
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)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other11th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2007, and 17th Italian Workshop on Neural Networks, WIRN 2007
CityVietri sul Mare
Period07/9/1207/9/14

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Keywords

  • Communication
  • Comprehensibility
  • Manufacturing instructions
  • Pictogram

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Yamazaki, A., Yabutani, J., Ebisawa, Y., & Hori, S. (2007). A study of meaning comprehensibility of pictograms for lathe procedural instructions. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (PART 3 ed., Vol. 4694 LNAI, 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).