An exploratory study for evaluating the use of floor visualisations in navigation decisions

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Abstract

Different environmental cues can influence our spatial behaviour when we explore unfamiliar spaces. Research shows that the presence of other people affects our navigation decisions. To investigate the use of this environmental cue as a navigation aid in novel environment, we first explore visualisations that represent historical presence of people. We carried out an exploratory study (n=12) to examine whether and how people understand and use floor visualisations to make their navigational choices. Results suggest that floor visualisations have influenced participants' navigation decisions. Our findings showed that implicit visualisations were difficult to interpret compared to explicit visualisations. Thematic analysis of participants' interpretations revealed a contextual interpretation of explicit visualisations and non-contextual interpretation of implicit visualisations. Additionally, thematic analysis revealed that spatial behaviour is influenced by several factors including self-centredness, environmental features and the presence of others. These design insights will inform the design of history-enriched floor interfaces that direct people in the built environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359719
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2019
Event2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2019 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 May 20199 May 2019

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period4/05/199/05/19

Keywords

  • Exploratory study
  • Floor displays
  • Navigation
  • Presence of people
  • Thematic analysis

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