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10.60 Instrumentation, Displays and Alerts

10.60.2 Explain the importance of the following in the design of instrumentation, displays and alerts: 

(a) position 


The position of instruments, displays, and alerts is critical to their effectiveness.

Instruments and displays should be positioned in a location that is easy to see and read, and that does not interfere with the pilot's view of the outside environment.

Alerts should be positioned in a location that is easy to see and that does not distract the pilot from critical tasks.


(b) layout 

The layout of instruments, displays, and alerts should be designed to minimize the cognitive workload required to interpret the information presented.

Displays should be organized in a logical and intuitive manner, and alerts should be presented in a manner that is easy to understand and interpret.


(c) use of colour 

The use of colour is important in the design of instruments, displays, and alerts, as it can be used to convey information quickly and effectively.

The use of colour should be consistent and meaningful, and should be used to highlight critical information or to differentiate between different types of information.

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