Travel Navigation Design and Innovative Operation Mode
The paper aims to collect requirements and problems in travel navigation through behaviors of users, and to design and test a prototype via contextual inquiry and brainstorming. Nowadays, with the advance of traffic, tourism and the internet, access to tourist information is more convenient, like Google Maps bringing people to the world. Nevertheless, most researches put an emphasis on car and indoor navigation rather than travel navigation. Therefore, the purpose of the study is to provide direction for navigation design by the contextual inquiry, and to propose the innovative travel navigation mode.
The study acquires the needs of tourism guide by contextual inquiry. In order to fulfill the function value and operation behavior, gestures design and interface design are well combined with the design. Gestures design can decrease usage time, and with the design, a handy operation mode that can be used in intuition is invented. Then, the study combines the needs of travel navigation and the key points of operation, to plan an innovative tourism guide design by brainstorming. After designing the new mode, the study evaluates the availability, and to investigate the features of every interface and gesture. With the questionnaire based on Likert scale, the paper tests learnability, memorability, easy-to-perform and suitability of each function in the mode. The paper designs the navigation mode in accordance with tourism guide, to let users operate in intuition to get destination, and enjoy the pleasure of exploring. In the future, the new, better navigation mode will be designed for users to travel around the world.
KeywordsTravel navigation Innovation mode Google Map Design method
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