Navigating through haptics and sound: Exploring non-visual navigation for urban cyclists to enhance the cycling experience

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Navigating through haptics and sound: Exploring non-visual navigation for urban cyclists to enhance the cycling experience

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Publication 1-year master student thesis
Title Navigating through haptics and sound: Exploring non-visual navigation for urban cyclists to enhance the cycling experience
Author Giesa, Anette Isabella
Date 2019
English abstract
Bicyclist are increasingly shaping the picture of urban traffic. With regard to guided navigation through urban areas, navigation systems that are designed for this type of traffic participants do not offer a satisfying solution. Voice instructions are often perceived as annoying and far too detailed. In addition, the usage of headphones to hear these instructions reduces the hearing and localization of environmental sounds significantly. Visual information on the other hand, draws the attention too much away from the main traffic situation. This effects the ability to react to and interact with other traffic participants and the surrounding and results in a feeling of insecurity. This thesis investigates how acoustic and vibro-tactile signals can be used to provide cyclists with necessary navigation instructions while maintaining the ability to perceive ambient sounds and keep attention to the environment. In addition, the focus is placed on the experience of guided navigation with a non-visual, multi-sensory system.
Publisher Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle
Language eng (iso)
Subject Interaction Design
non-visual interfaces
audio-tactile interaction
multi-sensory
bicycling experience
navigation system
embodied interfaces
urban mobility
cycling
vibro-tactile
open-ear headphones
wearables
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