Research on the Influence of Dimension of Visual Grouping Cue for Guiding Sign Recognition

  • Zhongting Wang
  • Ling Luo
  • Chuanyu Zou
  • Linghua RanEmail author
  • Haimei Wu
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 953)


As the advent of big data era, the structure of modern city is becoming bigger and more sophisticated. Many of us are likely to lose their way for fail to seek out the specific direction of their destination or waste time because they can’t distinguish signage at once. So, the paper analyzes an experiment which about proportional relationship of information in the design of signage layout of Way-finding Signage System and attempts to find out the relationship of words, icons and marks in the design of signage layout and then offers further reference for the signage design. Moreover, the study is mainly assisted to figure out the influence of information distribution on sign recognition in signs design.


Signage layout design Way-finding signage system Cognitive recognition Information proportion Guide signs 



We would like to thank the participants who took part in the experiment for their many efforts. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from National Key R&D Program of China (2016YFF0201700) and National Science and Technology Basic Research (2013FY110200).

This work is supported by National Key R&D Program of China (2016YFF0201700) and National Science and Technology Basic Research (2013FY110200).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhongting Wang
    • 1
  • Ling Luo
    • 1
  • Chuanyu Zou
    • 1
  • Linghua Ran
    • 1
    Email author
  • Haimei Wu
    • 1
  1. 1.SAMR Key Laboratory of Human Factors and ErgonomicsCNISHaidian District, BeijingChina

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