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User preferences on route instruction types for mobile indoor route guidance

Laure De Cock (UGent) , Kristien Ooms (UGent) , Nico Van de Weghe (UGent) , Nina Vanhaeren (UGent) and Philippe De Maeyer (UGent)
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Adaptive mobile wayfinding systems are being developed to ease wayfinding in the indoor environment. They present wayfinding information to the user, which is adapted to the context. Wayfinding information can be communicated by using different types of route instructions, such as text, photos, videos, symbols or a combination thereof. The need for a different type of route instruction may vary at decision points, for example because of its complexity. Furthermore, these needs may be different for different user characteristics (e.g., age, gender, level of education). To determine this need for information, an online survey has been executed where participants rated 10 different route instruction types at several decision points in a case study building. Results show that the types with additional text were preferred over those without text. The photo instructions, combined with text, generally received the highest ratings, especially from first-time visitors. 3D simulations were appreciated at complex decision points and by younger people. When text (with symbols) is considered as a route instruction type, it is best used for the start or end instruction.
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indoor route guidance, route instruction types, online survey, decision point characteristics, user characteristics

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De Cock, Laure, et al. “User Preferences on Route Instruction Types for Mobile Indoor Route Guidance.” ISPRS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEO-INFORMATION, vol. 8, no. 11, 2019.
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De Cock, L., Ooms, K., Van de Weghe, N., Vanhaeren, N., & De Maeyer, P. (2019). User preferences on route instruction types for mobile indoor route guidance. ISPRS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEO-INFORMATION, 8(11).
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De Cock, Laure, Kristien Ooms, Nico Van de Weghe, Nina Vanhaeren, and Philippe De Maeyer. 2019. “User Preferences on Route Instruction Types for Mobile Indoor Route Guidance.” ISPRS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEO-INFORMATION 8 (11).
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De Cock, Laure, Kristien Ooms, Nico Van de Weghe, Nina Vanhaeren, and Philippe De Maeyer. 2019. “User Preferences on Route Instruction Types for Mobile Indoor Route Guidance.” ISPRS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEO-INFORMATION 8 (11).
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De Cock L, Ooms K, Van de Weghe N, Vanhaeren N, De Maeyer P. User preferences on route instruction types for mobile indoor route guidance. ISPRS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEO-INFORMATION. 2019;8(11).
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L. De Cock, K. Ooms, N. Van de Weghe, N. Vanhaeren, and P. De Maeyer, “User preferences on route instruction types for mobile indoor route guidance,” ISPRS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEO-INFORMATION, vol. 8, no. 11, 2019.
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  abstract     = {Adaptive mobile wayfinding systems are being developed to ease wayfinding in the indoor environment. They present wayfinding information to the user, which is adapted to the context. Wayfinding information can be communicated by using different types of route instructions, such as text, photos, videos, symbols or a combination thereof. The need for a different type of route instruction may vary at decision points, for example because of its complexity. Furthermore, these needs may be different for different user characteristics (e.g., age, gender, level of education). To determine this need for information, an online survey has been executed where participants rated 10 different route instruction types at several decision points in a case study building. Results show that the types with additional text were preferred over those without text. The photo instructions, combined with text, generally received the highest ratings, especially from first-time visitors. 3D simulations were appreciated at complex decision points and by younger people. When text (with symbols) is considered as a route instruction type, it is best used for the start or end instruction.},
  articleno    = {482},
  author       = {De Cock, Laure and Ooms, Kristien and Van de Weghe, Nico and Vanhaeren, Nina and De Maeyer, Philippe},
  issn         = {2220-9964},
  journal      = {ISPRS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEO-INFORMATION},
  keywords     = {indoor route guidance,route instruction types,online survey,decision point characteristics,user characteristics},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {11},
  pages        = {15},
  title        = {User preferences on route instruction types for mobile indoor route guidance},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijgi8110482},
  volume       = {8},
  year         = {2019},
}

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