The usability analysis for the use of augmented reality and visual instructions in navigation services

Basiri, Anahid, Amirian, Pouria and Winstanley, Adam (2016) The usability analysis for the use of augmented reality and visual instructions in navigation services. In: 13th Conference on Location-Based Services (LBS 2016), 14-16 November 2016, Vienna, Austria.

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The use of Augmented Reality and visual cues as a part of navigational instructions, in addition to conventional audio and textual instructions, may improve the experience of the users of the navigation services. This approach can be also more compatible with the way people give instructions in everyday life; People usually associate directions with visual cues (e.g. “turn right at the square”) when giving navigational instructions in their daily conversations. In this regard, landmarks as the unique and easy-to-recognise features can play an important role. Such easy to remember features, which are available both indoors and outdoors, can be helpful when exploring an unfamiliar environment. A Landmark-based navigation service can make users sure that they are on the correct route, as the user is reassured by seeing the landmark whose information/picture has just been provided as a part of navigational instruction. Such advantages of use of landmarks visual information as a part of the instructions can decrease the time of travel and improve the experiences of the users. This paper assesses how landmarks can improve the performance of pedestrian movements following landmark-based navigational instructions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published in: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Location-Based Services, edited by Georg Gartner and Haosheng Huang, LBS 2016, 14-16 November 2016, Vienna, Austria. ISBN 978-1-907075-02-5.
Keywords: Visual Instructions, Augmented Reality, Landmarks
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering
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Depositing User: Mellor, Alison
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2016 09:36
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 18:20

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