ScrollingHome: Bringing image-based indoor navigation to smartwatches

Dirk Wenig, Alexander Steenbergen, Johannes Schöning, Brent Hecht, Rainer Malaka

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Abstract

Providing pedestrian navigation instructions on small screens is a challenging task due to limited screen space. As image-based approaches for navigation have been successfully proven to outperform map-based navigation on mobile devices, we propose to bring image-based navigation to smartwatches. We contribute a straightforward pipeline to easily create image-based indoor navigation instructions that allow users to freely navigate in indoor environments without any localization infrastructure and with minimal user input on the smartwatch. In a user study, we show that our approach outperforms the current state-of-the art application in terms of task completion time, perceived task load and perceived usability. In addition, we did not find an indication that there is a need to provide explicit directional instructions for image-based navigation on small screens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2016
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages400-406
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450344081
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 6 2016
Event18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2016 - Florence, Italy
Duration: Sep 6 2016Sep 9 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2016

Other

Other18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2016
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period9/6/169/9/16

Keywords

  • Cartography
  • Mobile maps
  • Pedestrian navigation
  • Smartwatches
  • Stripe maps

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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    Wenig, D., Steenbergen, A., Schöning, J., Hecht, B., & Malaka, R. (2016). ScrollingHome: Bringing image-based indoor navigation to smartwatches. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2016 (pp. 400-406). (Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2016). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2935334.2935373