Workshop on Indoor Wayfinding Assistance at Spatial Cognition Conference, 15 Sept 2014

The focus of this hands-on and interactive workshop is intense discussion of indoor wayfinding assistance systems in the light of architectural particularities, signage, wayfinding situations, and tasks. A major goal of our workshop is the collection of a joint public corpus of buildings and spatial layouts that are difficult to navigate, use cases for real-world wayfinding problems, and sketched solutions.

The workshop calls for contributions in the form of reports on buildings/indoor spaces that are difficult to navigate due to architectural complexity, unsufficient signage, or any other particularities. The report should contain photos and a short description about possible problems for wayfinding. During the workshop we will discuss the contributions with respect to technical or non-technical solutions of the contributed situations. In addition we will make an excursion to an infamous building on campus (GW2/Geisteswissenschaften 2) to gain in-situ experience and to discuss the identified problematic situations and potential solutions.

This workshop is open to everybody interested in wayfinding issues in indoor environments.