Autistic school-age children have been found to be good at visual searchers in small-scale settings such as on a computer screen, and Pellicano and her associates tested whether these skills extended to more true-to-life settings.
Further research reinforces the importance of lines of sight and layout when considering how people find their way in a building.
Researchers affiliated with the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council have investigated how older people experience streetscapes.
What sort of architectural elements are most likely to be present in buildings where people get lost most frequently?
The UK’s Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) is making available free, at the website listed below, a guide to designing streets that are hospitable for people with poor vision.
Carlson and her colleagues reviewed current research on how people find their way through buildings and use navigating through the new Seattle Central Library as a case study to illustrate important wayfinding principles.
Although multiple studies have shown that people speaking on mobile phones are not very attentive to their physical environments, prior investigations have often been conducted in somewhat unrealistic circumstances.
Hospital signage is often confusing.
Lost people are endemic in healthcare environments.
Kaiser, a principle with Perkins + Will, has integrated his own professional experiences with material from rigorous studies of effective (and ineffective) navigation tools to identify features of successful wayfinding systems.