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Usability analysis of 3D Maps for Pedestrian Navigation among different demographic profiles

Mohan, M; Basiri, A; (2019) Usability analysis of 3D Maps for Pedestrian Navigation among different demographic profiles. In: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Location-Based Services. (pp. pp. 259-263). Research Group Cartography Green open access

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Abstract

3-Dimensional (3D) maps may provide the users with a more real-world like view in comparison with the 2-Dimensional (2D) maps. 3D maps offer more degree of freedom in movement to the users, a first-person perspective view and other dynamic details such as time of the day, weather could also be incorporated. This paper demonstrates the evaluation of the usability of 3D maps for navigation purposes, in several general aspects including recognizing landmarks and using these visual cues for navigation among different representative user-groups. The 3D model was designed to replicate the High Street, Stratford, London, UK. The participants of the survey were required to explore the model, identify and memorize the landmarks and form a mental map. They were also asked to reproduce the route they took in a 2D paper map and answer a questionnaire on their perception of their own cognitive abilities and their response on the performance of the 3D model. The results confirmed that the usability can vary among users of different demographic profiles – age, gender and language and familiarity with 3D technologies. It also showed that with some improvements in level of details incorporated in the model and design, 3D maps could become a useful tool for navigation purposes.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Usability analysis of 3D Maps for Pedestrian Navigation among different demographic profiles
Event: International Conference on Location Based Services (LBS 2019)
Location: Vienna, Austria
Dates: 11 November 2019 - 13 November 2019
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.34726/lbs2019
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.34726/lbs2019
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Navigation, Landmark, 3D Maps
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10085751
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