FlyMap: Interacting with maps projected from a drone

Anke M. Brock, Julia Chatain, Michelle Park, Tommy Fang, Martin Hachet, James A. Landay, Jessica R. Cauchard

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Abstract

Interactive maps have become ubiquitous in our daily lives, helping us reach destinations and discovering our surroundings. Yet, designing map interactions is not straightforward and depends on the device being used. As mobile devices evolve and become independent from users, such as with robots and drones, how will we interact with the maps they provide? We propose FlyMap as a novel user experience for drone-based interactive maps. We designed and developed three interaction techniques for FlyMap’s usage scenarios. In a comprehensive indoor study (N = 16), we show the strengths and weaknesses of two techniques on users’ cognition, task load, and satisfaction. FlyMap was then pilot tested with the third technique outdoors in real world conditions with four groups of participants (N = 13). We show that FlyMap’s interactivity is exciting to users and opens the space for more direct interactions with drones.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationPerDis 2018 - Proceedings of the 7th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
EditorsPassant El.Agroudy, Matthias Baldauf, Albrecht Schmidt, Julie R. Williamson, Salvatore Sorce, Vito Gentile, Katja Kurdyukova, Ivan Elhart, Mateusz Mikusz
ISBN (Electronic)9781450357654
DOIs
StatePublished - 6 Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event7th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, PerDis 2018 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 6 Jun 20188 Jun 2018

Publication series

NamePerDis 2018 - Proceedings of the 7th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays

Conference

Conference7th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, PerDis 2018
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityMunich
Period6/06/188/06/18

Keywords

  • Human-Drone Interaction
  • Interactive Maps
  • Mobile Interaction
  • Projection
  • Tour Guide
  • UAV

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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