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Mensch und Computer 2014 – Tagungsband by Johann Schlichter, Andreas Butz, Michael Koch

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Visualizing Locations for a Search Engine for the Physical World

Markus Funk, Robin Boldt, Marcus Eisele, Taha Yalcin, Niels Henze, Albrecht Schmidt

 

Institute for Visualization and Interactive Systems, University of Stuttgart

 

Abstract

Today, search engines on the Internet allow us to instantly find almost any kind of information or media. Unfortunately, the same capabilities are not available in the physical world, except for in industrial settings such as automated warehouses. Therefore, we implemented a stationary prototype that supports finding objects in everyday environments. The location is represented using a web-based search interface. In a user study, we compared four different representations for our stationary object finding ...

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