Bennett, A and D'Orazio, M and Lueg, C, Using your fingers to think: enabling subjective routing with a rubber band metaphor, International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, 25, (2) pp. 397-413. ISSN 0218-1940 (2015) [Refereed Article]
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There is a class of complex problems where solutions must satisfy multiple subjective criteria, while meeting specific quantifiable constraints. Route planning for leisurely travel is an example of a problem in this class. Constraints including total available time, transit times, and one's budget and subjective interests determine whether a potential solution is acceptable to a prospective traveler.
In this paper we present a route planning (routing) interface that metaphorically leverages various elastic properties of a rubber band to allow for playful interaction with the relevant constraints. Each of these properties — attenuation, tension, and color — were integrated into an experimental system and then investigated in a series of task-based evaluations.
Our research shows this playful interaction enables potential travelers to explore the solution space in order to find a route that meets, not only the easily quantifiable constraints, but also their own subjective preferences.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||interaction, exploration, constraints, elasticity, visualization, tourism, metaphor, tangible, tangible interaction|
|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:||Other information and communication services|
|Objective Field:||Other information and communication services not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Bennett, A (Mr Andrew Bennett)|
|UTAS Author:||D'Orazio, M (Mr Matthew D'Orazio)|
|UTAS Author:||Lueg, C (Professor Christopher Lueg)|
|Deposited By:||Information and Communication Technology|
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