An investigation of vehicle interface operation comfort
Editor: Udo Lindemann, Srinivasan V, Yong Se Kim, Sang Won Lee, John Clarkson, Gaetano Cascini
Author: Georgiev, Georgi V.; Nagai, Yukari; Noda, Saori; Junaidy, Deny W.; Taura, Toshiharu
Institution: 1: Organization of Advanced Science and Technology, Kobe University, Japan; 2: School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan; 3: HMI R & D Department, DENSO CORPORATION, Japan
Comfort of operation is essential for product success. In particular, the evaluation of comfort can be difficult because variations exist in product interface operations. In this paper, we investigated the elements of comfort by capturing comfort during-the-operation as subjects operated a vehicle device interface. We focused on Skin Conductance Response as an indicator of human comfort. We conducted an experiment to investigate the operation of three types of devices contained in two different vehicles. We analyzed a set of quantitative parameters of Skin Conductance and compared them to conventional evaluations of comfort of devices that were collected using a questionnaire. With respect to the operation of these three types of devices, the results revealed a common tendency between these parameters and subjectsâ evaluations. Investigation of comfort based on Skin Conductance Response can assist in the comparison of the comfort of different devices operations. We also outline suggestions for future research related to evaluation of comfort during vehicle interface operations.