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An iPad App for recording movement paths and associated spatial behaviors

Dalton, Nick Sheep; Dalton , Ruth Conroy; Hölscher, Christoph and Kuhnmünch, Gregory (2012). An iPad App for recording movement paths and associated spatial behaviors. In: Stachniss, Cyrill; Schill, Kerstin and Uttal, David eds. Spatial Cognition VIII: International Conference, Spatial Cognition 2012. Kloster Seeon, Germany, August 31 - September 3, 2012, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (7463). Heidelberg: Springer , pp. 431–450.

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Abstract

This paper describes an iPad App, as ‘PeopleWatcher’ created specifically for the real-time recording of wayfinding behaviors in buildings and outdoor environments. The first part of the paper reviews other spatial-temporal behavioral recording programs and compares their features to the iPfad App, which is introduced in the next section of the paper. The third section presents a pilot study in which the App was tested and discusses the resultant user feedback. It concludes that the iPad is a particularly useful device for behavioral observations in the field, but that further development, particularly of adding additional post-hoc data-analysis, could be beneficial for future versions of the iPfad App.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2012 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
ISBN: 3-642-32731-1, 978-3-642-32731-5
Keywords: iPad App; wayfinding and navigation; wayfinding task; direct observation; building usability
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 35321
Depositing User: Nicholas Dalton
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2012 16:54
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2014 12:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/35321
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