A recommendation for designing mobile pedestrian navigation system in university campuses

Wang, Tony Shu-Hsien, Tjondronegoro, Dian, Docherty, Michael, Song, Wei, & Fuglsang, Joshua (2013) A recommendation for designing mobile pedestrian navigation system in university campuses. In OzCHI 2013, 25-29 November 2013, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.


University campuses have thousands of new students, staff and visitors every year. For those who are unfamiliar with the campus environment, an effective pedestrian navigation system is essential to orientate and guide them around the campus. Compared to traditional navigation systems, such as physical signposts and digital map kiosks, a mobile pedestrian navigation system provides advantages in terms of mobility, sensing capabilities, weather-awareness when the user is on the go. However, how best to design a mobile pedestrian navigation system for university campuses is still vague due to limited research in understanding how pedestrians interact with the system, and what information is required for traveling in a complex environment such as university campus.

In this paper, we present a mobile pedestrian navigation system called QUT Nav. A field study with eight participants was run in a university campus context, aiming to identify key information required in a mobile pedestrian navigation system for user traveling in university campuses. It also investigated user's interactions and behaviours while they were navigating in the campus environment. Based on the results from the field study, a recommendation for designing mobile pedestrian navigation systems for university campuses is stated.

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ID Code: 62476
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: University, Mobile Navigation, Pedestrian Navigation, HERN, Campus Navigation
ISBN: 9781450325257
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Computer Science
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 ACM
Deposited On: 25 Sep 2013 22:14
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2015 20:14

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