Supporting Cognitive Collage Creation for Pedestrian Navigation

  • Augustinus H. J. Oomes
  • Miroslav Bojic
  • Gideon Bazen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5639)

Abstract

How can we assist people in efficiently finding their way around a novel area? We tested a prototype navigation support system with 10 elderly pedestrians and found that adding landmark information considerably helped them in learning the structure of an unknown residential environment. We conclude that providing explicit landmark information in the learning phase seems beneficial for the creation of a rich “cognitive collage” that is fully functional in later phases when navigation support is not available.

Keywords

human spatial navigation cognitive map cognitive collage path integration landmark recognition reorientation navigation support systems 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Augustinus H. J. Oomes
    • 1
  • Miroslav Bojic
    • 1
  • Gideon Bazen
    • 2
  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Logica Management ConsultingAmstelveenThe Netherlands

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