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Quick-glance and In-Depth exploration of a tabletop map for visually impaired people

Bardot, Sandra and Brock, Anke and Serrano, Marcos and Jouffrais, Christophe Quick-glance and In-Depth exploration of a tabletop map for visually impaired people. (2014) In: 26ème Conférence Francophone sur l'Interaction Homme-Machine - IHM 2014, 28 October 2014 - 31 October 2014 (Lille, France).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2670444.2670465


Interactive tactile maps provide visually impaired people with accessible geographic information. However, when these maps are presented on large tabletops, tactile exploration without sight is long and tedious due to the size of the surface. In this paper we present a novel approach to speed up the process of exploring tabletop maps in the absence of vision. Our approach mimics the visual processing of a map and consists in two steps. First, the Quick-Glance step allows creating a global mental representation of the map by using mid-air gestures. Second, the In-Depth step allows users to reach Points of Interest with appropriate hand guidance onto the map. In this paper we present the design and development of a prototype combining a smartwatch and a tactile surface for QuickGlance and In-Depth interactive exploration of a map.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to ACM editor. The definitive version is available at http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=2670444.2670465
Audience (conference):National conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique - INRIA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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