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HOW TO DESIGN WARNINGS

A number of models and numerous publications have been developed by Dr. Miller and Dr. Lehto to describe an orderly and reasonably rigorous methodology for researching, designing and testing warnings and other product information. Several of these appear in the following.

The first is the Linear Sequence Determining Warnings Adequacy (right). It comes from our first Warnings Book: (Lehto, M.R. and Miller, J.M. (1986). Warnings: Volume 1: Fundamentals, Design and Evaluation Methodologies. Ann Arbor, MI: Fuller Technical Publishing.)

A second model, which can be chosen, was developed and first presented at a Human Factors and Ergonomics meeting and is called the Product Information Development Model. (Miller, J.M., et. al. (1991). A Model for Developing and Evaluating Product Information. In Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 35th Annual Meeting (pp. 1063-1067). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors Society.)

To see this model choose: Product Information Development Model

 

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