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Title:Maps & Library Wayfinding
Author(s):Hahn, James F.; Morales, Alaina
Subject(s):mobile wayfinding
Usability Studies
Undergraduate libraries.
wayfinding
Abstract:Many mobile map-based guidance systems heavily feature architecturally designed CAD maps for building guidance. While this is a logical first step, it would also seem to be only a starting place and not the preferred interface for the users of undergraduate collections. Basic and applied studies on building wayfinding has found that students approach the library building with a bookstore frame of reference and prefer distorted maps based on broad subject areas. This presentation will show the iteration of maps displayed on a mobile device to help users get to desired items within a library’s undergraduate collections. Next directions for additional data points in map-based guidance will be discussed.
Issue Date:2011-06
Citation Info:Presentation to Mobile Computing Interest Group (LITA), American Library Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA: June 26, 2011.
Genre:Presentation / Lecture / Speech
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/25524
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:Presenters wish to acknowledge the Research and Publication Committee of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library and the University of Illinois Campus Research Board, which provided support for the completion of this research.
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-06-27


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