Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
A. Millonig, G. Gartner:
"A Multi-Method Approach to the Interpretation of Pedestrian Spatio-temporal Behaviour";
Poster: PED2008 - 4th International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics,
- 02-29-2008; in: "PED2008 - 4th International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics",
The development of mobile spatial-information technologies requires
a profound understanding of pedestrian spatio-temporal behaviour. In a currently
ongoing project we use several empirical methods following the concept of "acrossmethod"
triangulation to comprehensively study human spatial behaviour. In this
contribution we will introduce a multi-method approach including a combination
of localisation and tracking techniques (GPS, Bluetooth, unobtrusive observation)
as well as inquiries concerning intentions, lifestyle attributes, socio-demographic
characteristics, route quality preferences, and preferred wayfinding strategies. The
combination of qualitative-interpretative and quantitative-statistical data will lead
to the determination of a typology of lifestyle-based pedestrian mobility styles,
which can serve as a basis to customise navigational and environmental information
to individual needs, and to create pedestrian interest profiles in ubiquitous
environments. In this contribution we present experimental results of the first of
two consecutive empirical phases based on a data set containing of more than 100
trajectories of people observed by path following in an indoor and outdoor environment.
Pedestrian Navigation, Spatio-temporal Behaviour, Typology, Methodical Triangulation
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