Audio Bubbles: Employing Non-speech Audio to Support Tourist Wayfinding

@inproceedings{McGookin2009AudioBE,
  title={Audio Bubbles: Employing Non-speech Audio to Support Tourist Wayfinding},
  author={David K. McGookin and Stephen A. Brewster and Pablo Priego},
  booktitle={HAID},
  year={2009}
}
We introduce the concept of Audio Bubbles virtual spheres filled with audio that are geocentered on physical landmarks, providing navigational homing information for a user to more easily locate the landmark. We argue that the way in which tourists navigate is not well supported by traditional visual maps, and that Audio Bubbles better support the serendipitous discovery and homing behaviours exhibited in such tourist activities. We present a study comparing Audio Bubbles to a visual map in a… CONTINUE READING

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