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TitleUrban ergonomics : an ongoing study of city signs and maps
Author(s)Alves, Patrícia
Arezes, P.
urban signage
wayfinding assistance
schematic maps
spatial context
Issue dateFeb-2012
PublisherIOS Press
JournalWork : a Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation
Abstract(s)The purpose of this study is to assess whether the existing signals in three European cities were developed according usability principles and ergonomic aspects for the citizen. City maps and signals will be tested using efficiency, effectiveness and user's satisfaction criteria. Among the urban areas are the center of Paris-FR, assumed to be well signalized, the historical center of Guimarães-PT and Chorweiler, Cologne-DE, a residential neighborhood of modern urbanism characterized by the extensive use of vegetation, the landscape homogeneity, and, consequently, by the difficult navigation.
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Appears in Collections:CGIT - Artigos em revistas de circulação internacional com arbitragem científica
CITEPE - Artigos em revistas de circulação internacional com arbitragem científica

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