An effectiveness study of pictogram elements for steps in manufacturing procedures

Atsuko Yamazaki, Kenji Goto, Hirokazu Taki, Satoshi Hori

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Abstract

In this study, the authors investigated the effectiveness of pictograms for steps in manufacturing procedures. Pictograms for manufacturing steps, such as "cut", "push" and "measure," were designed for the study. Their effectiveness was examined by means of both questionnaires and a comprehension experiment related to the subjects' response actions to the pictograms. The questionnaires were presented to 72 Japanese and 40 Portuguese-speaking subjects. The comprehension experiment was conducted with a different group of 69 Japanese subjects. Results from the questionnaires and the experiment suggest that the meaning of a pictogram containing an object can be comprehended better than one without an object. In particular, the pictograms for procedures performed by a body part, such as pushing by a finger and stepping by a foot, induced erroneous responses when they were presented without an object. On the other hand, the pictograms for procedures using a tool, such as cutting with scissors and measuring with a scale, tended to be comprehended more correctly and spontaneously than the procedural pictograms containing body parts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages680-686
Number of pages7
Volume5179 LNAI
EditionPART 3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event12th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2008 - Zagreb
Duration: 2008 Sep 32008 Sep 5

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 3
Volume5179 LNAI
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other12th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2008
CityZagreb
Period08/9/308/9/5

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Keywords

  • Commu nication
  • Comprehensibility
  • Manufacturing instructions
  • Pictogram

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Yamazaki, A., Goto, K., Taki, H., & Hori, S. (2008). An effectiveness study of pictogram elements for steps in manufacturing procedures. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (PART 3 ed., Vol. 5179 LNAI, pp. 680-686). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5179 LNAI, No. PART 3). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-85567-5-84

An effectiveness study of pictogram elements for steps in manufacturing procedures. / Yamazaki, Atsuko; Goto, Kenji; Taki, Hirokazu; Hori, Satoshi.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 5179 LNAI PART 3. ed. 2008. p. 680-686 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5179 LNAI, No. PART 3).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Yamazaki, A, Goto, K, Taki, H & Hori, S 2008, An effectiveness study of pictogram elements for steps in manufacturing procedures. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). PART 3 edn, vol. 5179 LNAI, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), no. PART 3, vol. 5179 LNAI, pp. 680-686, 12th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2008, Zagreb, 08/9/3. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-85567-5-84
Yamazaki A, Goto K, Taki H, Hori S. An effectiveness study of pictogram elements for steps in manufacturing procedures. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). PART 3 ed. Vol. 5179 LNAI. 2008. p. 680-686. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); PART 3). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-85567-5-84
Yamazaki, Atsuko ; Goto, Kenji ; Taki, Hirokazu ; Hori, Satoshi. / An effectiveness study of pictogram elements for steps in manufacturing procedures. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 5179 LNAI PART 3. ed. 2008. pp. 680-686 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); PART 3).
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