Finding Ways in an Unfamiliar Tourist Destination: Salient Clues for Visitors to a Malaysian Town

Hamed, Najafpour and Lamit, Hasanuddin and Roshan, Mohsen and Ghahramanpouri, Amir and Rosley, Muhamad Solehin Fitry (2013) Finding Ways in an Unfamiliar Tourist Destination: Salient Clues for Visitors to a Malaysian Town. Life Science Journal, 10 (4). ISSN 1097-8135

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Abstract

Nowadays, way-finding have become popular and warmly researched in modern urban environment. A critical consequence of navigational tasks can be known as a distracting dilemma which may cause excessive discomfort to passengers. Landmarks are the most important components as crucial guiding principle to lead users from one point to the next. In this work, though a numerical approach on a case study, an analytical method as a comparative research on a comprehensive study of landmark saliency measurement is investigated. According to the principles of the study, Muar town located at Malaysia is sought. By comparison of obtained results from numerical analysis with close formed one, a communicational value as a modified coefficient is proposed to identify the most real effective landmarks. In addition, the effects of age and gender differences on people cognitive map have been revealed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: way-finding; social network analysis; formal method; landmark; landmark saliency; navigation.
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Norazreen Ismail
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2013 01:08
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2013 01:08
URI: http://epublication.fab.utm.my/id/eprint/399

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