Smartphone-Based Augmented Multi-Sensory Signage
Navigating hallways to find a particular room can be very challenging for building users, particularly visitors unfamiliar with a building’s layout and even more so for individuals with physical limitations or other disabilities. Although wall signs are required by the ADA to be consistently located on the latch side of a door at a height off the ground of 48 to 60 inches, wall signs that are flat against the wall require a building user to walk back and forth and visit each room before knowing where a room is located.
The two types of signs we used, and the size of each marker and information they provide, were determined based on our research findings discussed above. Only a rough idea for laying out the markers was needed to test for reliability. Material and other design considerations for the signage itself need to be developed further.