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Acquisition of spatial knowledge in location aware mobile pedestrian navigation systems

Ilhan Aslan; Maximilian Schwalm; Jörg Baus; Antonio Krüger; Tim Schwartz
In: MobileHCI '06: Proceedings of the 8th conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services. International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI-06), 8th, September 12-15, Espoo, Finland, Pages 105-108, ISBN 1-59593-390-5, ACM, 2006.


In this paper we regard the navigation aid provided by mobile navigation systems in a real environment and the effects of these mobile assistants to the development of spatial knowledge. Therefore, we report on a user study concerning the acquisition of spatial knowledge. This study sets up on a former study described by Krüger and colleagues and sheds light on problems concerning the acquisition of survey knowledge while being navigated by a mobile handheld PC.