This explorative project examines the unique capabilities of haptics for personal mobility purposes by examining current issues with pedestrian navigation. A research through design methodology was adopted, using sketching and prototyping practices in the design of a haptic wrist-worn display, able to express spatial directional guidance through vibrotactile stimuli. The final prototype is user-tested, and the process findings are discussed. It is argued that the designed interaction presents an alternative approach to turn-by-turn navigation, although more research is needed in this area.
Gabriel Frederik Brodersen