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Data Analysis and Knowledge Discovery  2017, Vol. 1 Issue (5): 32-41    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.2096-3467.2017.05.05
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Studying User Distractions with GPS Based Pedestrian Navigation System
Dan Wu(),Fang Yuan
School of Information Management, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
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[Objective] The purpose of this paper is to reduce user distractions effectively by analyzing their reactions to various positioning accuracy of a pedestrian navigation system. [Methods] First, we collected users’ behavior data from the simulation and controlled experiments. Then, we compared the user distraction frequencies and durations with descriptive statistics and significance tests. [Results] We found that users paid more attention to the orientation of the GPS, which increased the number of stopovers and reduced interactions with the APP. [Limitations] We could not exclude the influence of the individual factors on the results and few previous studies discussed the theoretical foundation of our study. [Conclusions] To reduce distractions, pedestrians should decrease their reliance on the navigation system, while the latter needs to provide more specific and comprehensive information.

Key wordsMobile Map      Pedestrian Navigation      User Information Behavior      Human-Computer Interaction      Distraction     
Received: 07 February 2017      Published: 06 June 2017

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Dan Wu,Fang Yuan. Studying User Distractions with GPS Based Pedestrian Navigation System. Data Analysis and Knowledge Discovery, 2017, 1(5): 32-41.

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