Enhance User Experience Moving in Campus through Understanding Human Spatial Cognition
There are always interactions between people and environment involved in our daily activities. People gather different kinds of information from their surroundings; after interpreting by mental models, they give responses to environment. Among all the information, spatial information is the one which played an important role in supporting our living activities such as traveling or commuting. Besides, people in the same environment will form cognitive map differently owing to their mental model, which process perceived information, and purpose of activities. Therefore, to construct better information architecture for providing needed information, the understanding of differences of spatial cognitions between individuals is essential. This paper explored different kinds of users’ spatial representations about a specified semipublic space, university campus; and through applying user interview as well as living lab concept, the findings can be referred for future study to build an customized, comprehensive spatial information providing system.
KeywordsUser Experience Spatial Cognition and Information Architecture
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