Ask for Directions or Use a Map: a Field Experiment on Spatial Orientation and Wayfinding in an Urban Environment

By Meilinger, T. & Knauff, M.

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Publication:
2008
Type:
Article
Journal
Journal of Spatial Science
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Volume
53
Issue
2
Pages
Peer Reviewed
No
Educational Research
Yes
Description:

When planning a route we usually study a map, ask other people for verbal directions, or use a route planner. Which source of information is most helpful? This experiment investigated human wayfinding and knowledge acquisition in urban environments. Parti