A Real-World Study of an Audio-Tactile Tourist Guide

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This paper reports on the in-context evaluation of an audio-tactile interactive tourist guide - one test was done in a medieval city center, and the other was done at an archaeological site. The activity theory framework was used as a perspective to guide design, field-study and analysis. The evaluation shows that the guide allows users to experience an augmented reality, while keeping the environment in focus (in contrast with the common key-hole like experience that on-screen augmented reality generates). The evaluation also confirms the usefulness of extending the vibrational feedback to convey also distance information as well as directional information.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th international conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-1105-2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventMobileHCI '12 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 0001 Jan 2 → …


ConferenceMobileHCI '12
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period0001/01/02 → …

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Human Computer Interaction

Free keywords

  • Navigation
  • multimodal
  • augmented reality
  • non-visual
  • inclusive


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