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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:
Position in regards to the design of instrumentation, displays, and alerts can affect:
- accessibility, and
- ease of use.
Placing critical information or controls in a location that is difficult to see or reach can increase the risk of errors or accidents.
Layout in regards to the design of instrumentation, displays, and alerts can affect the:
- organization, and
- efficiency of information presentation.
A well-designed layout can help users quickly and accurately interpret information, while a poor layout can cause confusion and errors.
(c) use of colour
The use of colour is important in the design of instrumentation, displays, and alerts because it can:
- enhance the visibility and readability of information,
- convey meaning, and
- attract attention.