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dc.contributor.authorMcCullough, David*
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Rebecca*
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-27T14:19:05Z
dc.date.available2018-07-27T14:19:05Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationMcCullough, D. & Collins, R. (2018). ‘Are we losing our way?’ Navigational aids, socio-sensory way-finding and the spatial awareness of young adults. Area, 51(3).en_US
dc.identifier.issn0004-0894
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/area.12478
dc.identifier.other10.1111/area.12478
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/621234
dc.descriptionThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: McCullough, D. & Collins, R. (2018). ‘Are we losing our way?’ Navigational aids, socio-sensory way-finding and the spatial awareness of young adults. Area, 51(3), which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/area.12478. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving
dc.description.abstractRecent advances in the accessibility and reliability of mobile technologies, roaming services and associated data have led to an increased usage of modern navigational devices using Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). This paper reports on a study which explored concerns about over-reliance upon these navigational technologies, specifically amongst young people in the Global North. Based on an experiment in which participants were asked to navigate a series of different (unfamiliar) routes on foot, using different navigational technologies each time, we argue that routes navigated are more memorable, and the process of way-finding is more enjoyable, when navigational tools/methods enable sensory and social interactions. GNSS aids, though claimed by participants as their preferred navigational aid, were the least enabling in this regard. We conclude that, whilst concerns about young people’s way-finding abilities may be overstated, the importance of sensory and social interactions with(in) environments might usefully be borne in mind in the development of future GNSS aids and locative media.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://rgs-ibg.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/area.12478en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectWay-findingen_US
dc.subjectPlaceen_US
dc.subjectSpatial awarenessen_US
dc.subjectNavigational technologyen_US
dc.subjectSensesen_US
dc.subjectSocalityen_US
dc.title‘Are we losing our way?’ Navigational aids, socio-sensory way-finding and the spatial awareness of young adultsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1475-4762
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren_US
dc.identifier.journalAreaen_US
dc.date.accepted2018-05-22
or.grant.openaccessYesen_US
rioxxterms.fundern/aen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUnfundeden_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-07-26
refterms.dateFCD2018-07-27T14:15:37Z
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