Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment. 4th International ICST Conference, INTETAIN 2011, Genova, Italy, May 25-27, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

User Interface for Browsing Geotagged Data – Design and Evaluation

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-30214-5_1,
        author={Erika Reponen and Jaakko Ker\aa{}nen and Viljakaisa Aaltonen},
        title={User Interface for Browsing Geotagged Data -- Design and Evaluation},
        proceedings={Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment. 4th International ICST Conference, INTETAIN 2011, Genova, Italy, May 25-27, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={INTETAIN},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={Geotagged data Embodied interaction User interface Augmented reality},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-30214-5_1}
    }
    
  • Erika Reponen
    Jaakko Keränen
    Viljakaisa Aaltonen
    Year: 2012
    User Interface for Browsing Geotagged Data – Design and Evaluation
    INTETAIN
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30214-5_1
Erika Reponen1,*, Jaakko Keränen1,*, Viljakaisa Aaltonen1,*
  • 1: Nokia Research Center
*Contact email: erika.reponen@nokia.com, jaakko.keranen@nokia.com, viljakaisa.aaltonen@nokia.com

Abstract

The surface of the Earth is getting covered with geotagged data. We describe a mobile application and UI that combines embodied interaction and a dynamic GUI for browsing geotagged data. We present the design process and analyze results from a user study. UI is based on a dynamic grid visualization that shows geotagged content from the places around the world where the user is pointing. It shows a continuous and interactive flow of items, including real-time content such as live videos. The application is aimed for entertaining and serendipitous use. The study results show that usability and intuitiveness were improved by providing an additional, familiar view and controls; showing transitions between view modes; and enhancing the unfamiliar views. Also, the content grid UI was found to be a good way to browse geotagged data.