User-Centered Interaction Paradigms for Universal Access in the Information Society

Volume 3196 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 440-451

A New Visualization Concept for Navigation Systems

  • Wolfgang NarztAffiliated withJohannes Kepler University Linz
  • , Gustav PombergerAffiliated withJohannes Kepler University Linz
  • , Alois FerschaAffiliated withJohannes Kepler University Linz
  • , Dieter KolbAffiliated withSiemens AG
  • , Reiner MüllerAffiliated withSiemens AG
  • , Jan WieghardtAffiliated withSiemens AG
  • , Horst HörtnerAffiliated withArs Electronica Future Lab
  • , Christopher LindingerAffiliated withArs Electronica Future Lab

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At present, various types of car navigation systems are progressively entering the market. Simultaneously, mobile outdoor navigation systems for pedestrians and electronic tourist guides are already available on handheld computers. Although, the depiction of the geographical information on these appliances has increasingly improved during the past years, users are still handicapped having to interpret an abstract metaphor on the navigation display and translate it to their real world.

This paper introduces an innovative visual paradigm for (mobile) navigation systems, embodied within an application framework that contributes to the ease of perception of navigation information by its users through mixed reality.