Investigating aesthetics to afford more ‘felt’ knowledge and ‘meaningful’ navigation interface designs
conference contributionposted on 23.05.2022, 11:01 authored by Fiona CarrollFiona Carroll, Maggie Webb, Simon Cropper
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 more deeply understanding people’s perceptions of the aesthetics of a navigation problem space – particularly the ways in which people value and connect with aesthetic elements and how these impact the decisions made – a novel insight into individuals’ understanding of data visualisation and how aesthetics affect is achieved.
Presented atConference paper presented at IV2020 - 24th International Conference Information Visualisation
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Published inIV2020 - 24th International Conference Information Visualisation
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CitationCarroll, F., Webb, M. and Cropper, S. (2020) 'Investigating aesthetics to afford more ‘felt’ knowledge and ‘meaningful’ navigation interface design', IV2020 - 24th International Conference Information Visualisation.
Cardiff Met Affiliation
- Cardiff School of Technologies