On-Body Information Mapping (2009) | Seungyon Claire Lee

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On-Body Information Mapping (2009)

Wearable Computing
The mental model creation for on-body information mapping and the effect of the shoulder, elbow, and wrist configuration

This study explores factors that affect the the mapping between on-body directional tactile patterns and abstract labeling through the two-dimensional wearable tactile displays (WTDs) on the wrist. When mapping three numeric abstract labels (`1′, `2′, `3′) with three directional tactile patterns, four factors were observed (forearm position, palm position, origin to start labeling, and direction to proceed labeling) while 22 participants built seven types of mental model. We discovered that the construction of the mental model to map on-body directional tactile pattern with abstract meaning is highly affected by the integrated body topology hierarchy of the forearm that includes the status of wrist, elbow, and shoulder in addition to common heuristics.


In-lab observation, interview

Related publication

The Effect of Body Configuration and Heuristics in On-body Information Tactilization of Directional Patterns, Lee, S. C., Starner, T., and Shin, H., In proceedings of  HaptiMap – Using Audio and Haptics for Delivering Spatial Information via Mobile devices – Workshop in conjunction with ACM MobileHCI’10, September, 2010.


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