The Impact of Guidance Information on Exit Choice Behavior During an Evacuation: A VR study

Y. Feng, Dorine C. Duives*, Serge P. Hoogendoorn

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Abstract

This paper presents a Virtual Reality (VR) experiment to study pedestrian exit choice behavior during evacuations. It investigates whether and to what extent different types of guidance information (i.e. exit signs and directional signs) influence pedestrian exit choice during an evacuation (drill). The analysis focuses on the commonalities and differences in the pedestrians’ exit choice behavior between the scenario without any additional guidance information and two scenarios with different types of guidance information. The findings suggest that guidance information of exit signs and direction signs have significant influences on the number of recognized exits. Meanwhile, guidance information might have a relevant effect on final exit choice of participants.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTraffic and Granular Flow 2019
EditorsIker Zuriguel, Angel Garcimartín, Raúl Cruz Hidalgo
PublisherSpringer
Chapter9
Pages69-75
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783030559724
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event13th Conference on Traffic and Granular Flow, TGF 2019 - Pamplona, Spain
Duration: 2 Jul 20195 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Physics
Volume252
ISSN (Print)0930-8989
ISSN (Electronic)1867-4941

Conference

Conference13th Conference on Traffic and Granular Flow, TGF 2019
CountrySpain
CityPamplona
Period2/07/195/07/19

Bibliographical note

Accepted Author Manuscript

Keywords

  • Evacuation
  • Exit choice
  • Exit sign
  • Guidance information
  • Pedestrian behavior
  • Virtual reality

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