Panoramic photographs take image-based navigation to the next level and offer contextual information. Interaction supporting the user to utilize the additional value is required.

An Evaluation of Peephole Interaction with Panoramic Photographs for Pedestrian Navigation Dirk Wenig, Tim Nulpa, Rainer Malaka and Michael Lawo

While studies have shown advantages of approaches using simple photographs for pedestrian navigation, panoramic photographs take it to the next level and offer contextual information. Interaction supporting the user to utilise the additional value is required. We evaluated static and dynamic peephole interaction with panoramic photographs and explored benefits of panoramas over simple photographs in a realistic pedestrian navigation scenario. While both peephole interfaces performed better than simple photographs, none of them outperformed the other. Some users criticised a feeling of being other-directed by the dynamic peephole, others found the automatic orientation useful.

Dirk Wenig, Tim Nulpa, Rainer Malaka and Michael Lawo (2012) An Evaluation of Peephole Interaction with Panoramic Photographs for Pedestrian Navigation In GI Zeitgeist 2012: Proceedings of the Young Researchers Forum on Geographic Information Science. ifgiPrints 44. AKA. | BibTex