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Mobile Devices in Crossmodal Interfaces

Lookup NU author(s): Han Cao, Professor Patrick OlivierORCiD, Dan Jackson



We describe a crossmodal ambient display framework with which we aim to bridge the gap between ambient display technology and personal mobile HCI through the exploitation of aspects of crossmodal cognition. We utilize this framework in the construction of CROSSFLOW, a crossmodal ambient display prototype for indoor navigation, and demonstrate a significant increase in the performance of users navigating with CROSSFLOW in contrast to their navigation performance with a standard map. Based on our empirical studies there is support for both the utility and desirability of crossmodal ambient displays. Evaluation of the prototype has shown that crossmodal ambient displays can support faster, more accurate and less cognitively demanding navigation than can a traditional map.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Cao H, Olivier P, Jackson D, Armstrong A

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2007

Pages: 14

Print publication date: 01/02/2007

Source Publication Date: February 2007

Report Number: 1004

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne