Navigation with an adaptive mobile map-application: User experiences of gesture- and context-sensitiveness

Leena Arhippainen, Tapani Rantakokko, Marika Tähti

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Abstract

In this paper, we identify navigation sub-tasks in a mobile map-application, and apply adaptive and gesture-based control methods having improved user experience as our goal. We investigate how automated positioning and rotating of maps and intuitive gesture control for zooming and scrolling facilitates navigation. Several smart features were implemented into a handheld prototype: Map is positioned and rotated according to current location and orientation. Zooming is performed with hand gestures in front of a proximity sensor. Scrolling is operated with tilting movements that are recognized with accelerometers. Graphical icons and effects visualize interesting objects, their directions and distances. We evaluate the prototype by analyzing the effort needed for performing navigation sub-tasks with and without smart control features. Moreover, a user experience study was conducted. The results show that navigation tasks can be facilitated with context-sensitiveness and gesture control, though users may need some practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiquitous Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationSecond International Symposium, UCS 2004
EditorsHitomi Murakami, Hideyuki Nakashima, Hideyuki Tokuda, Michiaki Yasumura
PublisherSpringer
Pages62-73
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-31809-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-27893-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2nd International Symposium on Ubiquitous Computing Systems, UCS 2004 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 8 Nov 20049 Nov 2004

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume3598
ISSN0302-9743

Conference

Conference2nd International Symposium on Ubiquitous Computing Systems, UCS 2004
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period8/11/049/11/04

Keywords

  • adaptive
  • context sensitive
  • gesture control
  • map
  • mobile
  • user experience

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