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Peg hunting: foraging with macro- and micro-navigation


D'Orazio, MJ and Lueg, C, Peg hunting: foraging with macro- and micro-navigation, Proceedings of the 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2012), 26-30 November 2012, Melbourne, Vic, pp. 89-92. ISBN 978-1-4503-1438-1 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1145/2414536.2414551


Many tools, techniques and devices have been developed to support people traversing their environment. In this paper we report findings from a series of realistic outdoor experiments conducted to understand the comparative, task-specific strengths and limitations of a GPS-enabled navigation map and egocentric navigation systems. These tasks included both macro- and micro-navigation aspects. Our findings suggest that while GPS-enabled navigation maps are preferred for moving over larger distances (macro-navigation), their inability to support micro navigation resulted in a notable decrease in the ability of users to locate their desired points of interest. In contrast to this the egocentric navigation system performs well in micro-navigation but relatively weaker in macro- navigation. We conclude that a better system would allow users to switch between map-based and egocentric views in order to use a GPS system for the macro-navigation, and an egocentric system for micro-navigation.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:navigation, mobile HCI, egocentric, navigation map, GPS, map
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information services
Objective Field:Information services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:D'Orazio, MJ (Mr Matthew D'Orazio)
UTAS Author:Lueg, C (Professor Christopher Lueg)
ID Code:81688
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2012-12-21
Last Modified:2018-04-04

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