Non-verbal audio and tactile mobile navigation : a comparative evaluation of two novel prototypes

Komninos, A. and Astrantzi, M. and Plessas, A. and Stefanis, V. and Garofalakis, J. (2014) Non-verbal audio and tactile mobile navigation : a comparative evaluation of two novel prototypes. In: 2014 IEEE 10th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob). IEEE, Larnaca, Cyprus, pp. 314-321. ISBN 978-1-4799-5041-6

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Abstract

As typical turn by turn systems fail in several aspects to provide an engaging experience to pedestrians in urban environments, we investigate the potential of alternative interaction methods for navigation. We present a two-phase experiment, involving both audio and tactile navigation and discuss the collected evaluation data. Our findings show a positive reception of implicit navigation from our users.