Guiding Tourists through Haptic Interaction: Vibration Feedback in the Lund Time Machine

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Abstract

This paper describes the vibrationnal feedback that was chosen for the guiding interaction part of the Lund Time Machine application. This tourist guide provides information on points of interests along a trail, and guides the user along it. The interface uses audio and tactile modalities to be accessible in situations where the visual channel is not available. To navigate to the next goal, the user scans around and feels the phone vibrating in the correct direction. The distance coding was embedded in the directional feedback by making the bursts more frequent when getting closer to the goal. The design was first evaluated in a controlled study and then validated as usable and non-obtrusive within an evaluation in the real context of use.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science
EditorsPoika Isokoski, Jukka Springare
PublisherSpringer
Pages157-162
Number of pages6
Volume7283
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-31403-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventHaptics: Perception, Devices, Mobility, and Communication 8th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2012 - Tampere, Finland
Duration: 2012 Jun 122012 Jun 15

Publication series

Name
Volume7283
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceHaptics: Perception, Devices, Mobility, and Communication 8th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2012
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityTampere
Period2012/06/122012/06/15

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Human Computer Interaction

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