Guidelines for the User Interface in multimedia Equipment for General Purpose Use
|Publication Date:||1 September 2001|
|ICS Code (Multimedia systems and teleconferencing equipment):||33.160.60|
|ICS Code (Ergonomics):||13.180|
This Technical Report applies to the designing of multimedia equipment such as information and communications equipment or audio-video equipment and systems.
In this report, multimedia equipment (systems) refers to equipment or systems mainly intended for use by the general public, either in the home or in public institutions. It is assumed that these products are meant to be used by anyone, including children, adults and senior citizens, using the equipment for the first time without any special previous training.
The scope of the user interface covered by these guidelines is limited to the problems peculiar to multimedia equipment.
Numerical details regarding user interface ergonomics, such as the size and spacing of switches, the expressive use of letters and pictograms, etc. are the province of the ergonomic standards and guidelines being considered by various organizations and are excluded from this report.