This user-research project explored the effectiveness of maps and wayfinding devices in complex architectural environments. Working with Professor Karen Cheng (Visual Communication and Design) and Dr. Sarah Perez-Kriz (Psychology) at the University of Washington, I assisted in designing and conducting these user studies at the University of Washington Medical Center.
Participants were outfitted with head-mounted cameras to record their physical and visual paths as they attempted to find specific locations in the hospital. These recordings were analyzed to observe how participants interacted with wayfinding elements and maps as navigational tools.
Professor Cheng and Dr. Perez-Kriz's work is featured in Visible Language, Volume 48, Issue 2.