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Indoor landmark selection for route communication: the influence of route-givers’ social roles and receivers’ familiarity with the environment


Zhou, Zhiyong; Weibel, Robert; Fu, Cheng; Winter, Stephan; Huang, Haosheng (2021). Indoor landmark selection for route communication: the influence of route-givers’ social roles and receivers’ familiarity with the environment. Spatial Cognition and Computation:Epub ahead of print.

Abstract

When conveying information about routes to follow in complex environments, human route-givers adapt to route-receivers’ familiarity with the environments in their choice of landmarks. Meanwhile, as route-givers themselves have experienced the environments within a social role, the landmarks they select may also differ significantly. This research investigated how these two factors influence landmark selection when communicating routes in indoor environments. Two groups of participants were recruited to conduct indoor landmark selection experiments for familiar and unfamiliar route-receivers in a multi-functional university building. The results show an interaction effect between these factors in indoor landmark selection. These findings lay an empirical ground for developing human-centered mobile navigation systems that can adapt to users’ social roles and their familiarity with the environment.

Abstract

When conveying information about routes to follow in complex environments, human route-givers adapt to route-receivers’ familiarity with the environments in their choice of landmarks. Meanwhile, as route-givers themselves have experienced the environments within a social role, the landmarks they select may also differ significantly. This research investigated how these two factors influence landmark selection when communicating routes in indoor environments. Two groups of participants were recruited to conduct indoor landmark selection experiments for familiar and unfamiliar route-receivers in a multi-functional university building. The results show an interaction effect between these factors in indoor landmark selection. These findings lay an empirical ground for developing human-centered mobile navigation systems that can adapt to users’ social roles and their familiarity with the environment.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Scopus Subject Areas:Physical Sciences > Modeling and Simulation
Social Sciences & Humanities > Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
Physical Sciences > Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Physical Sciences > Earth-Surface Processes
Physical Sciences > Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
Uncontrolled Keywords:Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design, Earth-Surface Processes, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Modelling and Simulation
Language:English
Date:8 August 2021
Deposited On:27 Aug 2021 09:17
Last Modified:28 Aug 2021 20:00
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1573-9252
Additional Information:This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Spatial Cognition and Computation available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13875868.2021.1959595.
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/13875868.2021.1959595

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