Evaluating the Use of Sound as a Navigational Aid on a Mobile Device

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ConferenceWorkshop on Mobile HCI and Sound (Hosted by Mobile HCI 2004), September 19, 2004., Glasgow, United Kingdom
AbstractThe use of sound has obvious advantages when considering interaction with a mobile device and yet it remains under utilised. One reason may be that the sounds commonly evaluated are not aesthetically pleasing [6]. This paper discusses a second possibility - that users may prefer not to use sound regardless of its effectiveness - and describes a proposed experiment to determine whether this is the case. The two stage experiment will initially investigate whether users are able to navigate at least as effectively using audio cues as they are with visual cues. The participants will then be presented with both audio and visual cues to see if they choose to use the visual cues regardless of how well they performed using the audio cues only.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number48064
NPARC number9062697
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