Increasing the usability of pedestrian navigation interfaces by means of landmark visibility analysis

  • Communicating location-specific information to pedestrians is a challenging task which can be aided by user-friendly digital technologies. In this paper, landmark visibility analysis, as a means for developing more usable pedestrian navigation systems, is discussed. Using an algorithmic framework for image-based 3D analysis, this method integrates a 3D city model with identified landmarks and produces raster visibility layers for each one. This output enables an Android phone prototype application to indicate the visibility of landmarks from the user's actual position. Tested in the field, the method achieves sufficient accuracy for the context of use and improves navigation efficiency and effectiveness.

Export metadata

Additional Services

Share in Twitter Search Google Scholar Statistics
Author:Ioannis Delikostidis, Juri Engel, Bas Retsios, Corne P. J. M. van Elzakker, Menno-Jan Kraak, Jürgen DöllnerGND
ISSN:0373-4633 (print)
Parent Title (English):The journal of navigation
Publisher:Cambridge Univ. Press
Place of publication:New York
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2013
Year of Completion:2013
Release Date:2017/03/26
Tag:Landmark visibility; Pedestrian navigation; Usability testing; User-centred design
First Page:523
Last Page:537
Organizational units:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Informatik und Computational Science
Peer Review:Referiert
Institution name at the time of publication:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Informatik
Notes extern:Zweitveröffentlichung in der Schriftenreihe Postprints der Universität Potsdam : Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Reihe ; 599