Hassan Iftikhar

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PhD Researcher
Hassan Iftikhar 


Masters in Interior Design, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan. (Distinction)

Bachelors in Product and Industrial Design, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. (Distinction)

Research Title
A design framework for synthesizing the digital and static wayfinding information in complex environments

Dr. Tina Luximon (Chief Supervisor)

About the Research
Many public institutions like hospitals or university campuses situated in the dense urban areas have limited space. To accommodate the requisite facilities, the institutions are required to build multi-storey structures with multi-level access to the facilities. These complex-built environments are difficult to navigate for new and unfamiliar visitors due to poor information retrieval from wayfinding aids. During indoor wayfinding, digital wayfinding information through mobile devices with built-in GPS trackers have signal issues and require heavy resources in case of alternative options. This research will investigate the factors instrumental in delivering effective wayfinding information through the static and digital medium. Also, this research will try to identify the necessary parameters for the potential synthesizing of digital and static wayfinding information.

Key Publications

Iftikhar, H., Asghar, S., & Luximon, Y. (2020). A cross-cultural investigation of design and visual preference of signage information from Hong Kong and PakistanJournal of Navigation, 1-19. doi:10.1017/S0373463320000521

Hassan Iftikhar, Parth Shah & Yan Luximon (2020) Human wayfinding behaviour and metrics in complex environments: a systematic literature review, Architectural Science Review. doi:10.1080/00038628.2020.1777386

Iftikhar, Hassan, Asghar, Salman, & Luximon, Yan. (2020). The efficacy of campus wayfinding signage: A comparative study from Hong Kong and PakistanFacilities., 38(11/12), 871-892. doi:10.1108/F-04-2020-0035

Salman Asghar, George Edward Torrens, Hassan Iftikhar, Ruth Welsh & Robert Harland (2020) The influence of social context on the perception of assistive technology: using a semantic differential scale to compare young adults’ views from the United Kingdom and Pakistan, Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 15:5, 563-576. doi:10.1080/17483107.2019.1646819