Recent research confirms that men have a “slight, but significant, superiority in spatial navigation over females.”
Effective signage and maps are an important component of many projects, particularly complex ones such as office complexes and healthcare facilities.
Postma and his team have confirmed that men and women use different tools to navigate through a space and their findings are useful for people developing wayfinding systems.
Recently there’s been a lot of focus on creating spaces in which people with low or no vision can be comfortable.
A transit case study highlights the value of using locally meaningful concepts during the design process.
Understanding an area's layout and being able to see more of it helps with navigation.
Hund, Schmettow, and Noordzij investigated how people give travel directions in the United States and the Netherlands.
Research on designing navigation signs for non-English speakers.
Strano and his colleagues report on “the empirical analysis of a unique data set regarding almost 200 years of evolution of the road network in a large area located north of Milan (Italy).”
Researchers are developing a much better understanding of how people navigate through space and how wayfinding aids can be enhanced.