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Investigating aesthetics to afford more 'felt' knowledge and 'meaningful' navigation interface designs

F Carroll, Simon Cropper, Maggie Webb

2020 24th International Conference Information Visualisation (IV) | IEEE | Published : 2020

Abstract

Aesthetically manipulating the visual variables of a navigation interface design has the potential for substantial improvements in the interpretation of, and subsequent navigational choices made resulting from that design. This paper reports on a study that explores how an 'optimal' path is understood across fifteen different types of route map designs for ten cities (approximately 150 route map designs in total). We are interested in how participants make sense of the route map, and subsequently choose an optimal pathway. The findings show that participants who experience certain aesthetically designed route maps are more inclined to meaningfully link information and create connections. By ..

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