Exploring user preferences for indoor navigation support through a combination of mobile and fixed displays

Faisal Taher, Keith Cheverst
2011 Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services - MobileHCI '11  
In this paper we explore, through a formative study, user preferences for indoor navigation support using a combination of mobile and fixed displays along with a range of navigation content such as digital 2D maps, 3D route visualizations (presented as continuous media from a first person perspective) and graphical directional arrows. It is well-established that visitors within complex building architectures (e.g. hospitals) often face challenges in finding their way and are limited to using
more » ... ditional static signage or asking others for directions. Recent developments in mobile and pervasive technology however, are enabling a range of possibilities and augmenting the way in which users receive digital navigation support. Here, we discuss a formative study involving 16 participants using the prototype Hermes2 Navigation System in order to inform the development of a useful and usable interactive indoor navigation system.
doi:10.1145/2037373.2037405 dblp:conf/mhci/TaherC11 fatcat:4ors4sqtqffjfj4o67kefe23a4