Smart Flashlight: Map Navigation Using a Bike-mounted Projector
Paper in proceedings, 2014

While mobile phones affect our behavior and tend to separate us from our physical environment, our environment could instead become a responsive part of the information domain. For navigation using a map while cycling in an urban environment, we studied two alternative solutions: smartphone display and projection on the road. This paper firstly demonstrates by proof-of-concept a GPS-based map navigation using a bike-mounted projector. Secondly, it implements a prototype using both a projector and a smartphone mounted on a bike, comparing them for use in a navigation system for nighttime cycling. Thirdly, it examines how visuo-spatial factors influence navigation. Our findings will be useful for designing navigation systems for bikes and even for cars, helping cyclists and drivers be more attentive to their environment while navigating, providing useful information while moving.

Pico-projector

Field of View

Visuo-spatial

Smartphone

Bike

Navigation

GPS

Author

Alexandru Dancu

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Interaction Design (Chalmers)

Zlatko Franjcic

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Interaction Design (Chalmers)

Morten Fjeld

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Interaction Design (Chalmers)

32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2014; Toronto, ON; Canada; 26 April 2014 through 1 May 2014

3627-3630

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Computer Systems

DOI

10.1145/2556288.2557289

ISBN

978-1-4503-2473-1

More information

Created

10/7/2017