Ego-city. Automatic textual description of urban ambiences’ factors

Valerio Signorelli, Thomas Leduc, Vincent TOURRE

Keywords: space perception, urban ambiences, user centered, textual translation, path description

The dual experience of the city provided by our connected devices can be used to create an alternative representation of the city. This paper presents a method to automatically translate the physical parameters, from a morphological analysis of the space surrounding the user along a path, into a textual description. As these physical parameters are those perceived by the pedestrian, this description can be used to provide a navigation system based on ambiences’ factors. The methodology and a case study of this approach are presented showing a promising and innovative wayfinding solution.