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User interaction of one-dimensional panoramic images for iPod Touch
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, Human-Centered systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Modern handheld devices such as smart phones and tablets have become popular for capturing and viewing panoramic images, but navigation in these devices is a challenging task due to small screen size. In this thesis work, investigation is done for similarities and differences between two user interaction techniques of one-dimensional cubical panorama images. This work is carried out on a fourth generation Apple iPod Touch. The first user interaction technique swipe (drag-based panning) is developed using touch-gestures, while the second technique look-around (device-orientation panning) is developed using motion-sensors such as gyroscope and accelerometer for device-orientation. Both these techniques were implemented for touch-screen devices for an angle of 360 degrees.    

In the swipe technique, the navigation is done by using finger movements on the screen, while in the look-around based panning technique the navigation is done by moving the device direction physically in space through an angle of 360 degrees. The experiments were conducted on 20 participants for the two panning techniques. The results have shown that the look-around based panning technique offers a better user interaction compared to swipe based panning technique. Look-around based panning technique is natural and more free to move physically in space. Swipe based panning technique is easy to use in some situations and it does not require any physical space to move around the system.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 70 p.
Keyword [en]
Human Computer Interaction, Panorama, iOS, Xcode, JQuery, HTML5, CSS3, User Engagement, Time-on-Task.
National Category
Computer Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-86551ISRN: LIU-IDA/LITH-EX-A--12/071--SEOAI: diva2:578752
Subject / course
Master's programme in Computer Science
2012-12-04, Allan Turing, Linköping University, Linköping, 13:15 (English)
Available from: 2012-12-19 Created: 2012-12-18 Last updated: 2012-12-19Bibliographically approved

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