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dc.contributor.authorMackaness, Williamen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBartie, Philen_UK
dc.contributor.authorEspeso, Candela Sanchez-Rodillaen_UK
dc.contributor.editorDuckham M, Men_UK
dc.contributor.editorPebesma, Een_UK
dc.contributor.editorStewart, Ken_UK
dc.contributor.editorFrank, AUen_UK
dc.description.abstractInformation that enables an urban pedestrian to get from A to B can come in many forms though maps are generally preferred. However, given the cognitive load associated with map reading, and the desire to make discrete use of mobile technologies, there is increasing interest in systems that deliver wayfinding information solely by means of georeferenced spoken utterances that essentially leave the user "technology free." As a critical prior step, this paper examines the optimal delivery of such georeferenced text based instructions in anticipation of their spoken utterance. We identify the factors governing the content, location of instruction and frequency of delivery of text instructions such that a pedestrian can confidently follow a prescribed route, without reference to a map. We report on street level experiments in which pedestrians followed a sequence of text instructions delivered at key points along a set of routes. In examining instructions that are easy to follow, we compare landmark based instructions with street name based instructions. Results show that a landmark based approach is preferred because it is easier to assimilate (not because it is faster). Analysis also revealed that some degree of redundancy in the instructions is required in order to bring "comfort" to the user's progress. There still remains the challenge of modeling the saliency of landmarks, knowing what is the most efficient set of instructions, and how to vary the frequency of instruction according to the complexity of the route. The paper concludes by identifying a set of design heuristics useful in the design of text based instructions for wayfinding.en_UK
dc.publisherSpringer International Publishingen_UK
dc.relationMackaness W, Bartie P & Espeso CS (2014) Understanding Information Requirements in "Text Only" Pedestrian Wayfinding Systems. In: Duckham M M, Pebesma E, Stewart K & Frank A (eds.) Geographic Information Science: 8th International Conference, GIScience 2014, Vienna, Austria, September 24-26, 2014. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8728. GIScience 2014: 8th International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Vienna, Austria, 24.09.2014-26.09.2014. Vienna: Springer International Publishing, pp. 235-252.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLecture Notes in Computer Science, 8728en_UK
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dc.titleUnderstanding Information Requirements in "Text Only" Pedestrian Wayfinding Systemsen_UK
dc.typeConference Paperen_UK
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dc.citation.btitleGeographic Information Science: 8th International Conference, GIScience 2014, Vienna, Austria, September 24-26, 2014. Proceedingsen_UK
dc.citation.conferencedates2014-09-24 - 2014-09-26en_UK
dc.citation.conferencelocationVienna, Austriaen_UK
dc.citation.conferencenameGIScience 2014: 8th International Conference on Geographic Information Scienceen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Edinburghen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Edinburghen_UK
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rioxxterms.typeConference Paper/Proceeding/Abstracten_UK
local.rioxx.authorMackaness, William|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBartie, Phil|0000-0002-1139-0716en_UK
local.rioxx.authorEspeso, Candela Sanchez-Rodilla|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.contributorDuckham M, M|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorPebesma, E|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorStewart, K|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorFrank, AU|en_UK
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