Design of Guiding Lines for a Tactile Map for a Campus in Taiwan


This pilot study aimed at the evaluation of three different designs of guiding lines, ruler-lines, dot-lines, and tangent-lines, for a tactile floor map for possible use in the campus of Tatung University. There were 14 visually impaired persons (VIPs), 11 males and 3 females, with mean age of 39.6 years touched these three tactile floor maps with different guiding line on it. The experiment task was to reach a specific room from a start point by the use of their dominant index finger. An ANOVA reveals that the completion time among those three designs show no significant difference. It hints that three designs are all strike enough for those participants. Our research team is currently designing other possible designs in order to get the faster and more favorite design for VIPs.

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Hsu-Ting Wei, Tatung University, Taiwan
Yung-Hsiang Tu, Tatung University, Taiwan

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Conference: ACAH2018
Stream: Humanities - Other Humanities

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