NaviBike

Andrii Matviienko, Swamy Ananthanarayan, Abdallah El Ali, Wilko Heuten, Susanne Boll
2019 Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '19  
Navigation systems for cyclists are commonly screen-based devices mounted on the handlebar which show map information. Typically, adult cyclists have to explicitly look down for directions. This can be distracting and challenging for children, given their developmental differences in motor and perceptual-motor abilities compared with adults. To address this issue, we designed different unimodal cues and explored their suitability for child cyclists through two experiments. In the first
more » ... t, we developed an indoor bicycle simulator and compared auditory, light, and vibrotactile navigation cues. In the second experiment, we investigated these navigation cues in-situ in an outdoor practice test track using a mid-size tricycle. To simulate road distractions, children were given an additional auditory task in both experiments. We found that auditory navigational cues were the most understandable and the least prone to navigation errors. However, light and vibrotactile cues might be useful for educating younger child cyclists.
doi:10.1145/3290605.3300850 dblp:conf/chi/MatviienkoAAHB19 fatcat:t3kgxpwqdfdoblkb7i2xvw3h34