Investigating the comprehension of public symbols for wayfinding in transit hubs in China

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Abstract

Public symbols are essential components of signage in public transit stations or terminals. Comprehensibility of public symbols directly influences the performance of wayfinding. This study investigated 107 participants with 25 public symbols to understand the effects of travel characteristics and symbol features on comprehension of public symbols. Statistical analysis results showed that travel frequency and meaningfulness of public symbols are significantly associated with comprehension scores. Designing public symbols should be balanced between regulation and localization. Public symbols those are conveying the most meaningful information for wayfinding in transit hubs require further investigation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages301-311
Number of pages11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10281
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Keywords

  • Comprehensibility
  • Public symbols
  • Wayfinding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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