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Pedestrian navigation aids, spatial knowledge and walkability

Pedestrian navigation aids, spatial knowledge and walkability

Wang, Jia ORCID: 0000-0003-4379-9724 and Worboys, Michael (2016) Pedestrian navigation aids, spatial knowledge and walkability. In: The 9th International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Tuesday, 27 September - Friday, 30 September 2016, Montreal, Canada. (Unpublished)

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This study attempts to demonstrate the impact of pedestrian navigation aids on spatial knowledge acquisition and its link to walkability in an urban environment. Spatial knowledge is important for pedestrian travel. Rich spatial knowledge contributes to a good mental image of the walking environment, which consequently increases travel confidence and potentially allows more active walking. While there are plenty of studies on walkability, little work has been done on how navigation aids influence walkability. Using a pilot wayfinding experiment, we examined the effect on users’ acquired spatial knowledge of two major pedestrian navigation aids used in London in comparison to direct experience of routes.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sketch map; Walkability; Navigation; Spatial knowledge
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Greenwich GI Science Research Group
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
Faculty of Engineering & Science
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