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Small details: using one device to navigate together

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Small details: using one device to navigate together
We present results from a study examining the sensitivity of group navigation strategies to changes in route presentation on a shared mobile device. Two content-equivalent interfaces are compared. An interface providing textual instructions linked to regions on a route map yields reliance on text primarily, encouraging route planning and a divideand-conquer strategy we term `navigator and scout'. An interface combining text instructions with map segments on individual pages yields less planning, still permits nav/scout, and sees an increase in an ad-hoc `sync and go' strategy involving more gathering around the device. Finally, when the route map is used without text, the frequency of the nav/scout strategy drops markedly as sync and go increases. Author Keywords Mobile maps, group navigation, sharing mobile phones. ACM Classification Keywords H5.3. [Information interfaces and presentation]: Group and Organization Interfaces---Collaborative computing.
Derek F. Reilly, Bonnie MacKay, Carolyn R. Watters
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where CSCW
Authors Derek F. Reilly, Bonnie MacKay, Carolyn R. Watters, Kori M. Inkpen
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