Supporting Natural Navigation for Running in Unknown Places - Naver Labs Europe
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Abstract

Providing natural navigation support for runners in unfamiliar places constitutes a major challenge. Runners want to simply enjoy their run without fear of getting lost or being disturbed by intrusive turn-by-turn directions at every intersection. We propose a design supporting navigation in a natural way exploiting the runners’ natural head movements when scanning possible path options at an intersection. We provide runners with sound cues about the path they are looking at that indicate whether this path is good or not. We explain how our design works and discuss the outcomes of a preliminary user test.