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LAB # 5

IE 225 October 25, 2012 Navil Ayon Ryan Amigliore

This test was done twice by everyone in the same order each time to see if there was a learning curve. each person was given a number then went through each color recording the reaction time under the color. Examples of stimuli are color and shape all of which increase a person’s reaction time. For the audio/visual test the number of trial for each. Is there was any difference in the reaction times between men and women. Then they were broken down into different categories. All students are within approximately the same age group. To collect the data. The purpose of this lab is two learn how different people react to different stimuli and how this information can be applied to designing. For this lab there were two different tests done.Purpose Information is received primarily through two sensors. The second test tested the reaction of a person to different colors. For colors test. for the two tests. . auditory and visual. no names were places however to distinguish an F or M would be placed in front of the data to distinguish. average time. The biggest difference that was analyzed was based on gender. and the standard deviations. The first was to see to which a person reacts faster or better to a visual or auditory cue. Some colors are get quicker response from people. Once everyone had gone through the first time then the process was repeated. There are other facts that affect reaction time called stimuli. One this information is received processed and then a person reacts. The test subjects for this lab were the student with in the classroom.

average time and standard deviation for both audio and visual. Before anyone began the test the colors that would be test were selected beforehand to make sure everyone did the same on. dark khaki. chocolate. They were random and the person taking the test never new which would happen next. Each person was given a number and then went through each color recording there reaction time for each. Each person was set to 20 trials then the computer would give them a buzzing sound or a sign on the monitor that said GO. the colors were controlled variables. . There need to be a controlled variable so that everyone had an equal base for this test which turned out to be the number of trials which was set at 20. The test would continue this way randomly giving a different cue 20 times. However if there was too early start such as pressing the ENTER button before a cue was given an alert was given and the test had to begin again as to not skew the results. The colors test was also on a computer the colors were chosen beforehand so that everyone would be test on the same colors. There were many different variables within these tests that were addressed. Alice blue. The first test the visual and auditory cues were all independent variables. Once this appeared then the person was to press the enter button. the experiment was repeated again in the same order and with the same colors. deep pink. tomato. The colors were lime green. For the color test. After everyone had gone through ones. Then at the end the computer would give the number of trials. and Dark Olive Green.Method The Auditory and Visual Test was done by a program on the computer.

381 Alice blue 0.439 deep pink 0.364 Alice blue 0.395 0.329s.400 0.386 s and for Audio was .597 0.357 s.402 0.581 0. .364 tomato 0.321 s and visual .433 s .362 0.393 0.395 0.842 Dark Olive (G) 0.409 0.391 0.439.383 0.381 0.382 Trial 2 lime green 0.387 0.Results After analyzing the data for the Audio and Visual test.380 0. Male averages were audio .373 0.458 0.669 0.349 tomato 0. 0. and third is female: Trial 3 lime green 0. the average visual time was .416 0.392 dark khaki 0.381 0.341 s and Visual . second row is male. For the colors test the averages first row is overall. In all the trial except for Alice Blue on average females are better at recognizing color and reacting faster.377 0.405 dark khaki 0. This has something do with eye sight because Alice blue is a very hard color to distinguish.384 deep pink 0.374 0.361 chocolate 0.382 0. Based on only comparing the numbers by themselves.391 0. Overall the Audio was higher.428 0.848 Dark Olive (G) 0. However if broken down by gender female averages were Audio . both genders respond better to Audio cues rather than visual.395 Comparing average overall from trial one to trial two there is a learning curve after having seen the color once it is easier to recognize them a second time and their reaction is faster for almost all colors except for dark olive green.468 0. So on both Audio and Visual test the male average is less that the female average.353 chocolate 0.388 0.395 0.

Removing the distractions such a the people in the room would give a more accurate estimation. From this conclusion then if something needs to be done immediately then it is more efficient to use an audio cue than visual. So for female’s designs adding color creates a quicker response.Conclusion From the result it can be concluded that an audio cue is more readily reacted to than a visual cue. Some things that affect times however is that sometimes the color would not give enough time to react other times the person doing the test could get distracted and take longer to react. . From the color test there are colors that are reacted to faster but in general females react faster to colors then males.