Visibility of text and icon highway signs under dynamic viewing conditions

Long, Gerald M.; Kearns, Daniel F.
December 1996
Human Factors;Dec1996, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p690
Academic Journal
Reports on the recent findings regarding the superior visibility of icon highway signs over text signs under a broader range of viewing conditions. Advantages of modified icon signs over the standard icon signs; Relationship between sign-reading performance and dynamic visual acuity; Representations of standard text, standard symbol and improved symbol versions of highway signs.


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