Hey there sports fans!
Imagine watching the big game without a score
board. Maybe you can mentally keep track
of the score, but how much time is left in the
game? What quarter is it?
Or, how about
taking a road trip with no GPS, no road signs
and no speedometer or odometer in your
guide us through life
Are you feeling
a little in the dark? That’s because
visual displays literally guide us through life.
Sometimes our life depends on visual signals,
for example, at active railroad crossings or
with heart monitors in the operating room.
At other times
visual cues to provide information that makes
navigating through complex systems more easy
such as getting to the right gate at an airport
or working through your tax returns using a
How can visual
displays help at work?
But, what about
at work? How can visual information make
work easier, more effective and more productive?
Workplace techniques use visual forms of
information to trigger action and communicate
progress and status. These visual cues can
be in the form of:
Controls represent visual techniques that
help to do something right or trigger a stop
to the process is it is going wrong.
Prompts are visible alerts or cues about a
problem or pending problem.
Displays provide on-going feedback on work
status and performance.