Print Email Facebook Twitter Effect of map sharing and confidence information in situation-map making Title Effect of map sharing and confidence information in situation-map making Author Gunawan, L. Alers, H. Brinkman, W.-P. Neerincx, M. TNO Defensie en Veiligheid Publication year 2010 Abstract Motivation - A situation map that shows the overview of a disaster situation serves as a valuable tool for disaster response teams. It helps them orientate their location and make disaster response decisions. It is, however, a quite complicated task to rapidly generate a comprehensive situation map of a disaster area. In this paper, we report on an investigation of how two persons can collaborate to make a situation map. Research approach - We performed a controlled laboratory experiment, in which 32 participants (grouped into 16 pairs) made a situation map of incidents. The experiment was set up as a two-way repeated-measures design with the type of collaboration and the availability of confidence level information as within-subject factors. Findings/Design - The results suggest that the collaboration type can affect the quality of the situation map. Additionally, the results also suggest that the availability of confidence information influences the discussion process during collaboration. The participants perceived the availability of confidence level information as being positive. Research limitations/Implications - The order of using the types of collaboration might have caused a learning effect by participants. Furthermore, the lack of a practice session might have had an influence on participants' object recognition during the first session of the experiment. Originality/Value - The study takes the position that the affected population in a disaster can actively participate in the situation-map making process. Take away message - Situation map-making might benefit from a simple collaborative action such as sharing a map including confidence information. Subject HumanPCS - Perceptual and Cognitive SystemsBSS - Behavioural and Societal SciencesVirtual environments and Gaming PsychologyCollaborationDisaster responseMap sharingSensemakingSituation awarenessSituation mappingCollaborationDisaster responseSensemakingSituation awarenessSituation mappingExperimentsMappingObject recognitionErgonomics To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:0873d7df-b429-4e55-87fe-a78f1f131036 DOI https://doi.org/10.1145/1962300.1962312 TNO identifier 429756 ISBN 9789490818043 Source 28th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2010, ECCE 2010, 25 August 2010 through 27 August 2010, Delft. Conference code: 84620, 41-48 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.