Further evidence for benefits of verbal route guidance instructions over symbolic spatial guidance instructions

Willem B. Verwey*

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Abstract

This paper reports a study that investigated how to present simple guidance instructions in a car. The literature suggests an advantage for oral over visual information because the visual channel is already heavily loaded while driving. Earlier research suggested that this was due to the fact that verbal instructions are better suited than spatial symbols (arrows) on a visual display. The major aim of the present study was to replicate this finding and to test explanations for this phenomenon in order to come to more sophisticated guidelines. The results confirm the advantage of verbal instructions and suggest that it is caused by recoding of spatial guidance instructions into a verbal memory format which is not required for verbal instructions. It is concluded that navigation instructions should basically be oral although arrows or map-like images may be used to support oral presentation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE-IEE Vehicle Navigation and Informations Systems Conference
PublisherIEEE
Pages227-231
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0780312368
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventVehicle Navigation and Informations Systems Conference, VNIS 1993 - Ottawa, Canada
Duration: 12 Oct 199315 Oct 1993

Conference

ConferenceVehicle Navigation and Informations Systems Conference, VNIS 1993
Abbreviated titleVNIS 1993
CountryCanada
CityOttawa
Period12/10/9315/10/93

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