WCSE 2015
ISBN: 978-981-09-5471-0 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2015.04.123

Design of 3-D Compound Tactons for Navigation Information Display

Zhen Jia, Jianqing Li, Wanpei Geng

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.