The PocketNavigator is a navigation application for pedestrians. In addition to visual feedback it also provides tactile cues. This allows to follow a route without looking at the screen.
The PocketNavigator was presented in several publications. We presented how we identified the tactile pattern, which the PocketNavigator is using, at INTERACT 2011. A large-scale study how this tactile feedback is used in the wild was presented at CHI 2012.
- Pielot, Martin; Poppinga, Benjamin; Heuten, Wilko; Schang, Jeschua; Boll, Susanne – A Tactile Compass for Eyes-free Pedestrian Navigation. INTERACT 2011, Lisboa, Portugal. PDF.
- Pielot, Martin; Poppinga, Benjamin; Heuten, Wilko; Boll, Susanne – PocketNavigator: Studying Tactile Navigation Systems In-Situ. ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2012, Austin, USA. PDF.