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Situated local and global orientation in mobile you-are-here maps

F Schmid, C Kuntzsch, S Winter, A Kazerani, B Preisig

ACM International Conference Proceeding Series | Published : 2010

Abstract

This paper presents a novel solution to the focus-and-context problem of mobile maps provided for local and global orientation. Our solution is inspired by the design principles of static You-Are-Here maps and realizes principles of human spatial cognition to enable efficient communication of location information. We further propose selective interaction with the presented information to improve the speed and accuracy of interpretation of the geographic information. Tests show strong evidence for the cognitive and interaction efficiency of the resulting maps, as users were faster and more accurate than with conventional mobile maps. © 2010 ACM.

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