Semi-autonomous drive and its effect on mode awareness and user experience
Paper in proceeding, 2019

This paper outlines thesis work aiming to describe and understand the phenomenon of ‘mode confusion’ in the interaction between driver and semi-autonomous vehicles. The final thesis goal is to develop a set of design principles, which can guide the development of in-vehicle information systems to enhance the user experience of semi-automated driving. The scientific approach chosen to address the described knowledge gaps, consists of two phases; an exploratory research phase aiming to understand the research field, which is followed by a design research approach aiming to develop design guidelines. This paper describes the first phase of the project, which aims to build a theoretical framework and finally define a hypothesis concerning the phenomenon of ‘mode confusion’. A first draft of the developed hypothesis is presented.


User Experience

Autonomous Cars

Mode Confusion

User Studies



Fjolle Novakazi

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors

ECCE 2019 - Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics: ''Design for Cognition''

978-1-4503-7166-7 (ISBN)

31st European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics: Design for Cognition, ECCE 2019
Belfast, United Kingdom,

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Human Computer Interaction

Information Systemes, Social aspects



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