Towards an information-theoretic framework for quantifying wayfinding information in virtual environments

Rohit K. Dubey, Mubbasir Kapadia, Tyler Thrash, Victor R. Schinazi, Christoph Hoelscher

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Abstract

Signage systems are critical for communicating environmental information. Signage that is visible and properly located can assist individuals in making efficient navigation decisions during wayfinding. Drawing upon concepts from information theory, we propose a framework to quantify the wayfinding information available in a virtual environment. Towards this end, we calculate and visualize the uncertainty in the information available to agents for individual signs. In addition, we expand on the influence of new signs on overall information (e.g., joint entropy, conditional entropy, mutual Information). The proposed framework can serve as the backbone for an evaluation tool to help architects during different stages of the design process by analyzing the efficiency of the signage system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Cognition and Artificial Intelligence for Human-Centred Design 2017 co-located with IJCAI 2017
EditorsMehul Bhatt, Antonio Lieto
Pages40-46
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Workshop on Cognition and Artificial Intelligence for Human-Centred Design - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 19 Aug 2017 → …

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
PublisherCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Volume2099
ISSN (Print)1613-0073

Conference

Conference1st International Workshop on Cognition and Artificial Intelligence for Human-Centred Design
Abbreviated titleCAID 2017
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period19/08/17 → …

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    Dubey, R. K., Kapadia, M., Thrash, T., Schinazi, V. R., & Hoelscher, C. (2018). Towards an information-theoretic framework for quantifying wayfinding information in virtual environments. In M. Bhatt, & A. Lieto (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Cognition and Artificial Intelligence for Human-Centred Design 2017 co-located with IJCAI 2017 (pp. 40-46). [7] (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; Vol. 2099). http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2099/paper7.pdf