Towards mobility oriented interaction design: Experiments in pedestrian navigation on mobile devices

Tetsuo Yamabe, Kiyotaka Takahashi, Tatsuo Nakajima

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Abstract

Current mobile interaction is not well designed with con- sidering mobility. Usability of a mobile service is degraded while on the move, since users can not pay enough attention to the service in such a dynamic and complicated mobile context. In this paper, we propose the mobile service de- sign framework, which improves the mobility by decreasing the user's cognitive load. Our approach provides two in- teraction modes (i.e. simple interaction mode and normal interaction mode) to mobile services so that the user can retrieve important information with less attention. More- over, the service's events are simplified to support several modalities, and thus the user can be notified in the most suitable way according to the situation. In order to evaluate the feasibility of our approach through field experiments, we have developed a pedestrian navigation service as a part of the framework. The results showed that the simple interac- tion mode successfully decreased the user's attention to the service. Also, future directions for further improvements are discussed based on feedbacks from subjective comments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobiQuitous 2008 - 5th International ICST Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems
Subtitle of host publicationComputing, Networking and Services
EditorsLiviu Iftode, Vinny Cahill
PublisherICST
ISBN (Electronic)9789639799219
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 1
Event5th International ICST Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services, MobiQuitous 2008 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2008 Jul 212008 Jul 25

Publication series

NameMobiQuitous 2008 - 5th International ICST Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services

Conference

Conference5th International ICST Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services, MobiQuitous 2008
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period08/7/2108/7/25

Keywords

  • Interaction style
  • Interface design
  • Mobile computers
  • Pedestrian navigation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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