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.
Need to help people find their way through a maze of corridors?
Murphy, the CEO of GNU, a wayfinding consulting firm, has written a very readable overview of important wayfinding concepts, that is available free at the website noted below.
Women generally seem to have poorer spatial skills (e.g., map reading) than men, and Estes and Felker set out to learn more about why.
Recent research with mice may have implications for the design of directional signage systems used by humans.