Applied Cognitive Psychology
One example concerns the efficiency (and possibly also associated problems) of different formats of the artificial horizon in aviation. Here, the same information (the horizontal position of an aircraft) can be displayed in two ways: with an inside-out display or an outside-in display. Against the backdrop of the ideomotor principle, the inside-out display can be described as a "reaction effect incompatible" - however, it is the variant that is used in many aircraft. Our work shows that at least for non-experts / non-pilots this actually comes to problems compared to the outside-in display.
Another example is non-contact gestures, e.g. to interact with infotainment system and computers. Here principles could also play a role, which are established in basic research on action selection. We have therefore begun to investigate various compatibility phenomena in the case of gestures and have encountered similarities as well as differences from laboratory-typical reactions.