ISBN: 978-981-09-5471-0 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2015.04.123
Design of 3-D Compound Tactons for Navigation Information Display
Abstract— Different from transformational Tactons, compound Tactons are a sequence of two or more
one-element Tactons. Previous studies have investigated the perception of transformational Tactons
which encode two or more dimensions of information using various vibrotactile parameters. Little has
been done on how to design compound Tactons to present non-visual information effectively. This
paper investigates recognition rates for compound Tactons which encode multidimensional
navigation information. Experimental results show that overall identification rate for three-parameter
Tactons is 92.65% by using different vibrotactile parameters, suggesting compound Tactons are a
promising method of conveying complex information. This study will guide designers to select
suitable compound Tactons for use when navigating in a virtual or real urban environment.
Index Terms— compound Tactons, navigation information, vibrotactile feedback
Zhen Jia, Jianqing Li, Wanpei Geng
School of Instrument Science and Engineering, Southeast University, CHINA
Cite: Zhen Jia, Jianqing Li, Wanpei Geng, "Design of 3-D Compound Tactons for Navigation Information Display," 2015 The 5th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering-Information Processing and Control Engineering (WCSE 2015-IPCE), pp. 776-780, Moscow, Russia, April 15-17, 2015.