Reactive Urban Space: Designing Semantic Wayfinding Experience with Spatial Augmentation

2019-02-26T19:29:32Z (GMT) by Nurie Jeong
<div>Finding one's way in unfamiliar urban centers</div><div>can be overwhelming for pedestrians given</div><div>the quantity of information available and</div><div>uncertainty of decisions. Moving between</div><div>multiple different types of information</div><div>and navigating at the same time causes</div><div>cognitive overload. On top of that, users</div><div>also experience safety hazard while walking</div><div>through an unsafe neighborhood or road</div><div>with no sidewalk as guided by their GPS.</div><div>This is because most current map solutions</div><div>focus mainly on navigation, moving from one</div><div>place to another at the shortest distance.</div><div>Wayfinding, on the other hand, can be defined</div><div>as spatial problem solving, which requires</div><div>the users to get various kinds of peripheral</div><div>information including safety, unexpected</div><div>delay, and so on. The ideal wayfinding</div><div>experience should be able to reflect travelers’</div><div>ability to achieve a specific destination</div><div>by providing semantic information. This</div><div>project, targeting pedestrians exploring</div><div>in urban space, envisions the near future</div><div>where the real space becomes the next web</div><div>browser, powered by 3D model mapping,</div><div>augmented reality technology and speech</div><div>recognition. The illustrations will show how</div><div>the urban explorers get semantic wayfinding</div><div>information directly from the real space</div><div>and buildings, supporting the ideal urban</div><div>navigation experience.</div>

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