Exploring older women's confidence during route planning

Wilson, Judy, Curzon, Paul and Duncker, Elke (2015) Exploring older women's confidence during route planning. Behaviour and Information Technology, 34 (7) . pp. 725-740. ISSN 0144-929X (doi:10.1080/0144929X.2014.960001)

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In-car route guidance is automatic, requiring a minimum of time and thinking. This paper explores the use of personalised information when providing instructions for navigating a journey. We focus on older women with a lifetime of experience. Ten female participants were interviewed to elicit their comfort zone with respect to navigating in a car from their own home. Two routes were then devised for each participant, which extended beyond this comfort zone, and presented to them in two different formats. Participants then navigated the route of their least preferred format. Questionnaires and interviews were used to explore the effects of the formats on their confidence, cognitive effort and use of cognitive mapping facilities. The questionnaire data showed that the more detailed instructions supported cognitive mapping processes and the interviews suggested that this support was valued prior

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online: 02 Oct 2014
Keywords (uncontrolled): In-car navigation, interaction design, cognitive mapping, usability for aging population, in-car navigation, personalised information,
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 16874
Notes on copyright: 12 month embargo.
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Depositing User: Elke Duncker-Gassen
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2015 09:40
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 05:02
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/16874

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