etcMap (2009 – 2010)

History-based Route Recommendation on Public Displays

Tetsuo Yamabe (PM), Yasuyuki Washio, Sota Matsuzawa

It is expected that public displays compensate the shortcomings of mobile web search. Public displays have a big advantage in its large display size and touch-based interaction for multi-player’s use, but sometimes end-users such as elderly people do not have enough skill to make sufficient queries that derive interested information from the Internet. In this paper, we point out an important aspect of public displays: an interaction medium in social communication. Since the public display users are expected to have similar interests about the local area, search queries and results could be reused in a future search. Our approach aims at assisting end-users’ point-of-interests search by providing the local contents, which are composed of the knowledge mashed up from web services and local search history. As a proof of concept, we developed a map-based tourist navigation service and performed preliminary experiments. In the experiments, we elaborately analyzed subjects’ interaction process and figured out design issues for further improvements, such as search history presentation.


Tetsuo Yamabe, Yasuyuki Washio, Sota Matsuzawa, Tatsuo Nakajima, Empowering End-users to Find Point-of-interests with a Public Display. In Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Pervasive Services (ICPS’10, full paper)

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