Enhance User Experience Moving in Campus through Understanding Human Spatial Cognition

  • Szu-Miao Chen
  • Yi-Shin Deng
  • Sheng-Fen Chien
  • Hsiao-Chen You
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8519)


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.


User Experience Spatial Cognition and Information Architecture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Szu-Miao Chen
    • 1
  • Yi-Shin Deng
    • 2
  • Sheng-Fen Chien
    • 3
  • Hsiao-Chen You
    • 4
  1. 1.Institue of Creative Industries DesignNational Cheng Kung UniversityTaiwan
  2. 2.iNSIGHT CenterNational Taiwan UniversityTaiwan
  3. 3.Department of ArchitectureNational Cheng Kung UniversityTaiwan
  4. 4.Department of Multimedia DesignNational Taichung University of Science and TechnologyTaiwan

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