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Exploring casual point-and-tilt interactions for mobile geo-blogging

Robinson, Simon, Eslambolchilar, Parisa ORCID: and Jones, Matt 2009. Exploring casual point-and-tilt interactions for mobile geo-blogging. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 14 (4) , pp. 363-379. 10.1007/s00779-009-0236-5

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People record and share their experiences through text, audio and video. Increasingly they do this blogging from mobile devices. We illustrate a novel, mobile, low interaction cost approach to support the creation of a rich record of journeys made and places encountered: by pointing and tilting a mobile, users indicate their interests in a location. We built three mobile prototypes to explore the approach—the first one combines gestures and visual map feedback; the second provides a simpler visual interface; the third supports eyes-free interaction, allowing the user to simply point-and-tilt, with no visual display required. We describe two field studies undertaken to understand the value of the interaction styles afforded, then continue with a further user study to assess the interaction speed and accuracy between these interaction methods. We present the results of these studies and raise issues relevant to their design and to the wider class of devices and services concerned with mobile spatial information access

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Publisher: Springer Link
ISSN: 1617 4909
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 07:10

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