Exploring the urban environment with a camera phone: Lessons from a user study
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Proceeding MobileHCI '09 Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services , 1/2010
We present a study investigating two novel mobile services supporting querying for information in the urban environment using camera equipped smart phones as well as two different ways to visualize results icon-based visualization and text-based visualization. Both applications enable the user to access information about an object by snapping a photo of it. We investigate how users would use a photo-based tourist guide in a free exploration setting in general as well as the acceptance/preference of two different ways to visualize results.