da Silva Moroni, Janaina Luisa and Aymone, José Luís Farinatti
Work. 2012 Supplement, Vol. 41, p1541-1546. 6p.
Automobiles, Customer satisfaction, Ergonomics, Interviewing, Questionnaires, Research funding, Signs & symbols, Anthropometry, Computer simulation, Graphic arts, Research methodology, Case studies, Readability (Literary style), Surveys, and Visual fields
This work proposes a design methodology using ergonomics and anthropometry concepts applied to traffic sign and street name sign projects. Initially, a literature revision on cognitive ergonomics and anthropometry is performed. Several authors and their design methodologies are analyzed and the aspects to be considered in projects of traffic and street name signs are selected and other specific aspects are proposed for the design methodology. A case study of the signs of 'Street of Antiques' in Porto Alegre city is presented. To do that, interviews with the population are made to evaluate the current situation of signs. After that, a new sign proposal with virtual prototyping is done using the developed methodology. The results obtained with new interviews about the proposal show the user satisfaction and the importance of cognitive ergonomics to development of this type of urban furniture. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]