3-D route-planning support for navigation in a complex indoor environment

Van Schaik, P. and Mayouf, Mohammad and Aranyi, G. (2015) 3-D route-planning support for navigation in a complex indoor environment. Behaviour and Information Technology, 34 (7). pp. 713-724. ISSN 0144929X

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Abstract

Three-dimensional (3-D) route-planning support offers a promising solution to overcome problems with wayfinding in complex indoor environments. An experiment was conducted to test the effect of 3-D route-planning support in a realistic setting, a large hospital building, during normal operation. Forty participants performed navigation tasks either with (n = 20) or without (n = 20) 3-D route-planning support. Support resulted in faster navigation, more use of artwork specifically installed to aid wayfinding, fewer navigation errors, less disorientation and less anxiety. In addition, participants used different strategies for wayfinding: without navigation support they used signs and route colour, but with navigation support they used not only the artwork, but also the existing furniture and other landmarks. The acceptance of 3-D route-planning support was high. Overall, the results support the value of 3-D route-planning support. © 2015 © 2015 Taylor & Francis.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/0144929X.2015.1004649
Dates:
DateEvent
3 July 2015Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3-D environment, Indoor environment, Navigation, Visualisation, Wayfinding, Indoor positioning systems, Visualization, 3-D environments, Indoor environment, Navigation error, Navigation support, Navigation tasks, Normal operations, Threedimensional (3-d), Way-finding, Navigation
Subjects: CAH13 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01-02 - building
CAH13 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01-01 - architecture
CAH13 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01-04 - planning (urban, rural and regional)
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Integrated Design Construction
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2016 07:46
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 15:46
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1319

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