Welcome to the Transit Map Study
You will be shown a subway map and given three different tasks to find your way around the subway network. Each of the three tasks will begin with practice trials. The tasks are outlined below. When the study is completed, the results of the study will be available at www.cs.kent.ac.uk/people/rpg/pbl2/colorcoding.html.
Once you start this HIT, you must go all the way through to the end and click Submit HIT, otherwise you cannot be paid. You must not stop and restart the HIT. Do not use your browser's Back button, and do not switch browsers. Permitted browsers: Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.
Please note: You must expand your browser window to see the full length of the map frame (750 pixels long).
Can you get from one station to another without changing trains? Click Yes or No.
Plan a journey between two stations. If you need to make one or more transfers between lines, click on the names of the transfer stations.
Plan a journey between from a region to a station. Click on the start station. If you need to make one or more transfers between lines, click on the names of the transfer stations.
When you are ready to go the next step, click the "Go" button.
This study is run by the School of Computing in the University of Kent at Canterbury, England. The map we are using is a diagram of the routes of the New York subway system, used with permission of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), using colour schemes of the MTA and of Kick Design Inc.