Ergonomics Honda Civic

Ergonomics of a Honda Civic 2.2 i-CTDi

This is a right hand drive, 5 door Honda Civic 2.2 i-CTDi with a 6 speed gear box and was manufactured in 2007. The interior is well laid out with the drivers needs in mind.

This is the main console to adjust the radio/music for the car it also has the hazard light switch on it. The hazard light switch sits in the driver’s peripheral vision and while driving along is easy to find. You don’t need to push it very hard to activate it and once activated it flashes the indicator lights and makes a loud clicking noise meaning it is clearly heard and hard to have on by accident. The volume switch is fairly large with good sized groves cut into it for easy grip and as you turn it you can feel it click with each volume increment. You can also push this switch in and it will turn the radio on and off. This switch is fairly obsolete for the driver as there is an easy to reach volume switch on the steering wheel, the only time the driver would need to use this would be when he needed to switch off the radio. However because of its size it is fairly easy to find, it could however be mistaken in a hurry for the temperature control which is a similar size and shape. The 3 buttons marked AM/FM, CD/AUX and TA/PTY change the music system to different settings. These buttons are not the best design as they are quite small, don’t protrude very far out of the dash board and they generally require the driver to take his eyes off the road when trying use them. The seek/skip buttons skip the tracks when playing a CD or seek the next available radio station. This button is quite small and can be hard to find while driving, there is however an alternative for the driver on the steering wheel which is much easier to use. The manual radio tuner is the furthest switch in the car away from the driver and allows you to manually seek radio stations. Being so far away from the driver isn’t a problem...