Design of Human-Map System Interaction
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Original versionCzerwinski, Mary; Lund, Arnie; Tan, Desney [Eds.] CHI '08 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems p. 2859-2864, ACM Digital Library, 2008 10.1145/1358628.1358774
In this work-in-progress we present some ideas and findings involving map design and human performance. Satellites has once and for all automated geographic positioning and resulted in a plethora of map applications, not only in professional transportation but also in the private sphere, in cars and even for street use in mobile phones. But many people have problems using the traditional bird’s-eye view maps. The maze experiment presented here show that an egocentric (“out of the window”) view of the map results in faster decision making and fewer errors. Can this also address some of the human-out-of-the-loop problems of navigation automation?