Kuukkeli: Design and evaluation of location-based service with touch UI for hikers

Tuomas Vaittinen*, Katri Laakso, Joonas Itäranta

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Abstract

This paper presents the design and prototype implementation of a location-based service aimed for hikers. Maps and navigation in urban areas are already well-researched topics but it can be argued that greater demands are placed on location-based services in nonurban areas - a field which has not been researched in detail yet. Studying these demands more closely provided us valuable information about location-based services in general as well. The feature set of the prototype was chosen to help users in their typical outdoor needs, such as map handling, basic navigation,and communication. In the design, we took advantage of the capabilities of touch screens, such as direct interaction by finger pointing. To validate our design in actual use context and to get feedback for improving the design, a user trial with 16 hikers was arranged. As a result, we deepened our understanding of the features hikers expect from location-based services and found requirements for devices used to implement them. In addition, we identified several areas of improvement in the user interface of the prototype, which can also be applied to other similar systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordiCHI 2008 - 5th Nordic conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Pages373-382
Number of pages10
Volume358
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventNordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Lund, Sweden
Duration: 20 Oct 200822 Oct 2008
Conference number: 5

Conference

ConferenceNordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Abbreviated titleNordiCHI
CountrySweden
CityLund
Period20/10/200822/10/2008

Keywords

  • Location-based service
  • Personal navigation
  • Touch screen
  • User interface
  • User interface design
  • User-centered design

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    Vaittinen, T., Laakso, K., & Itäranta, J. (2008). Kuukkeli: Design and evaluation of location-based service with touch UI for hikers. In NordiCHI 2008 - 5th Nordic conference on Human-Computer Interaction (Vol. 358, pp. 373-382) https://doi.org/10.1145/1463160.1463201