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Navigating Indoors Using Decision Points

  • Andreas Möller
  • Stefan Diewald
  • Luis Roalter
  • Tobias Stockinger
  • Robert Huitl
  • Sebastian Hilsenbeck
  • Matthias Kranz
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8112)

Abstract

We present a novel user interface concept for indoor navigation which uses directional arrows and panorama images of decision points, such as turns, along the route. The interface supports the mental model of landmark-based navigation, can be used on- and offline, and is highly tolerant to localization inaccuracy.

We evaluated the system in a real-world user study where decision points proved to be as efficient for navigation as continuous route instructions and panorama updates. We gained valuable insights on the role of feedback and of the frequency of decision points with relation to user confidence and satisfaction. Based on our experiences, we summarize lessons learned that inspire and guide the further design of UIs for pedestrian navigation systems in indoor environments.

Keywords

Indoor Navigation Visual Localization Virtual Reality Panorama Decision Points User Interfaces 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Möller
    • 1
  • Stefan Diewald
    • 1
  • Luis Roalter
    • 1
  • Tobias Stockinger
    • 2
  • Robert Huitl
    • 1
  • Sebastian Hilsenbeck
    • 1
  • Matthias Kranz
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Media TechnologyTechnische Universität MünchenMunichGermany
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl für Informatik mit Schwerpunkt Eingebettete SystemeUniversität PassauPassauGermany

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