An Empirical Study of Developing an Adaptive Location-Based Services Interface on Smartphone

  • Kuo-Wei Su
  • Ching-Chang Lee
  • Li-Kai Chen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4555)


A mobile market shows that the global LBS (Location-Based Service) market is noticeable and continues to grow rapidly. With the coming of mobile applications, the requirement of the small screen interface (SSI) is even more reinforced because of the need for more functions and contents on the devices. This research explore an empirical study of user access to PoI’s (Point of Interest) information of the map view display (MVD) and list view display (LVD) meeting the user’s needs base on the principle of adaptive and intuitive visualization on Smartphone. Further, the prototype of LBS on smartphone was emulated by VB.Net program, which interfaces are evaluated through objective measurement and subjective investigation. Our study’s results appear cognition of symbols that affects operating performance, so the suggestion is towards using LVD more effectively than MVD on LBS applications. The findings of the study will be helpful to enrich functionality and customization of the LBS appearance on smartphone.


Location-Based Service Point of Interest Map View Display List View Display Adaptive Visualization Small Screen Interface 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kuo-Wei Su
    • 1
  • Ching-Chang Lee
    • 1
  • Li-Kai Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information Management, National Kaohsiung First University of Science, and Technology, Kaohsiung City, TAIWANR.O.C.

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