In-car gps navigation: engagement with and disengagement from the environment

  title={In-car gps navigation: engagement with and disengagement from the environment},
  author={Gilly Leshed and Theresa Velden and Oya Y. Rieger and Blazej J. Kot and Phoebe Sengers},
Although in-car GPS navigation technology is proliferating, it is not well understood how its use alters the ways people interpret their environment and navigate through it. We argue that GPS-based car navigation might disengage people from their surrounding environment, but also has the potential to open up novel ways to engage with it. We present an ethnographically-informed study with GPS users, showing evidence for practices of disengagement as well as new opportunities for engagement… CONTINUE READING
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