This project was was the first paper to apply spatial audio to navigation for freely mobile sighted users, using a minimal attention approach

Project Description

In this project, a prototype audio user interface for a Global Positioning System (GPS) was designed and implemented to allow mobile computer users to carry out a location task while their eyes, hands or attention are otherwise engaged.

Selected publications

Holland, S, Morse, D.R. (2002) Audio GPS: Spatial Audio Navigation in a minimal attention interface. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Vol 6, 4, Pages 253-259. Spatial Audio Navigation.pdf

Currently, Google Scholar itemises 117 citations of this paper. Subsequent researchers have applied variations of the central idea in a variety of application areas including mobile commerce, vehicle navigation, assistive technology and other areas, as evidenced by citations in CHI (2005), UBICOMP (2004), Mobile HCI (2003, 2004 and 2005), and IEEE Multimedia.