Effects of map design characteristics on users' search performance and cognitive load

  title={Effects of map design characteristics on users' search performance and cognitive load},
  author={Hosam Al-Samarraie and Atef Eldenfria and Melissa Lee Price and Fahed Zaqout and Wan Mohamad Fauzy},
  journal={Electron. Libr.},
PurposeThis paper aims to investigate the influence of map design characteristics on users’ cognitive load and search performance. Two design conditions (symbolic vs non-symbolic) were used to evaluate users’ ability to locate a place of interest.Design/methodology/approachA total of 19 students (10 male and 9 female, 20-23 years old) participated in this study. The time required for subjects to find a place in the two conditions was used to estimate their searching performance. An… Expand

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