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Metro Map Colour-Coding: Effect on Usability in Route Tracing

Lloyd, Peter B., Rodgers, Peter, Roberts, Maxwell J. (2018) Metro Map Colour-Coding: Effect on Usability in Route Tracing. In: Chapman, Peter and Stapleton, Gem and Moktefi, Amirouche and Perez-Kriz, Sarah and Bellucci, Francesco, eds. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Diagrammatic Representation and Inference: 10th International Conference, Diagrams 2018 Edinburgh, UK, June 18–22, 2018 Proceedings. 10871. pp. 411-428. Springer ISBN 978-3-319-91375-9. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-91376-6_38) (KAR id:66595)

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Abstract

Does the choice of colour-coding scheme affect the usability of metro

differentiate lines or services in maps of metro rail networks has been a common

basic schemes: ‘route colouring’, in which each end-to-end route has a distinct

and the individual routes inherit the colour of the main trunk that they run along.

distinct colour, and each route has a distinct shade of that colour. In this study,

and performed seventeen navigational tasks. Each task involved tracing a route

significantly more accurate than the trunk- and shaded-colouring schemes. A

navigational hazards: route colouring performed better only against certain navigational

hazards showed no effect of colour coding. Route colouring was significantly

faster only in one subset.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-319-91376-6_38
Uncontrolled keywords: Metro Maps, Colour Coding, Navigational Hazard, New York City Subway, Vignelli, Usability Testing
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Computational Intelligence Group
Depositing User: Peter Rodgers
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2018 13:54 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66595 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Lloyd, Peter B.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7393-1322
Rodgers, Peter: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4100-3596
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