Cognitive Design Features on Traffic Signs

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Cognitive Design Features on Traffic Signs
—The success of effective communication of traffic sign messages to road users may not only relate to the user characteristics but also the signs themselves. The purpose of this experiment was to examine the cognitive design features of 120 Mainland China traffic signs. The features included familiarity, concreteness, simplicity, meaningfulness, and semantic closeness. Forty-one Hong Kong Chinese engineering undergraduates, who have never taken any driving tests, nor possessed any driving licenses in any places, voluntarily participated in this experiment. For each sign, subjects were asked to give subjective ratings between 0 to 100 points for familiarity (0 = very unfamiliar, 100 = very familiar), concreteness (0 = definitely , 100 = definitely concrete), simplicity (0 = very complex, 100 = very simple), meaningfulness (0 = completely meaningless, 100 = completely meaningful), and semantic closeness (0 = very weakly related, 100 = very strongly related). With the exception of famil...
Annie W. Y. Ng, Alan H. S. Chan
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Updated 13 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2007
Where ENGL
Authors Annie W. Y. Ng, Alan H. S. Chan
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