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Microsoft PowerPoint June23_maps_wayfinding_ALA2011.ppt (3MB) presentation slides Microsoft PowerPoint
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
Publication Status: unpublished
Peer Reviewed: not peer reviewed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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