Investigation of Potential Cognition Factors Correlated to Fire Evacuation

Jingjing Yan, Gengen He, Anahid Basiri

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The design of a navigation system to support fire evacuation depends not only on speed but also relatively thorough considerations of the cognition factors. This study has investigated the potential cognition factors, which can affect the human behaviours and decision making during fire evacuation, by taking a survey among indoor occupants in age of 20s under designed virtual scenarios. It mainly focuses on two aspects of Fire Responses Performances (FRPs), i.e. indoor familiarity (spatial cognition) and psychological stress (situated cognition). The collected results have shown that these cognition factors can be affected by gender and user height and they are correlated with each other in certain ways. It has also investigated users’ attitudes to the navigation services under risky and non-risky conditions. The collected answers are also found to be correlated with the selected FRP factors. These findings may help to further design of personalized indoor navigation support for fire evacuation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpatial Cognition - 12th International Conference, Spatial Cognition 2020, Proceedings
EditorsJurgis Skilters, Nora S. Newcombe, David Uttal
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783030579821
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event12th International Conference on Spatial Cognition, SC 2020 - Riga, Latvia
Duration: 26 Aug 202028 Aug 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12162 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference12th International Conference on Spatial Cognition, SC 2020


  • Fire response performance
  • Indoor spatial cognition
  • Situated cognition
  • Survey analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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