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Impact of Visual Aids on Estimated Travel Times
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Visuella hjälpmedels inverkan på uppskattade restider (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Many popular digital maps are aiming for a simple design with little visuals to aid the user. This study investigates what impact visual aids on a map have on how users estimate the length of travel times. To answer this question an experiment was conducted. The participants were to estimate the travel times between a dozen pairs of points on different maps. Three types of visual aids were tested during the experiment: nothing but the roads and the geography, a grid, and a set of circles centered around the same point. The results of this study suggest that people estimate travel times as shorter in locations they are familiar with if a grid is used as visual aid.

Abstract [sv]

Många populära digitala kartor arbetar mot att ha en enkel design med få visuella hjälpmedel. Denna studie avser att undersöka vilken påverkan visuella hjälpmedel i en karta har på användarnas uppskattning av restidens längd. För att svara på frågan genomfördes ett experiment. Under experimentet fick deltagaren uppskatta restiden mellan ett dussin par av punkter på olika kartor. Tre olika visuella hjälpmedel testades under experimentet: inget utöver vägarna och geografin, ett rutnät, och ett antal cirklar centrerade vid samma punkt. Resultaten av denna studie tyder på att folk uppskattar restider som kortare i områden de är bekanta med om ett rutnät används som visuellt hjäpmedel.

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2019. , p. 31
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TRITA-EECS-EX ; 2019:543
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Computer and Information Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-263107OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-263107DiVA, id: diva2:1367900
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Available from: 2019-11-18 Created: 2019-11-05 Last updated: 2019-11-18Bibliographically approved

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