Pharos is a novel system that extends turn-by-turn navigation instructions using a single global landmark (e.g. the Eiffel Tower) rather than multiple, hard-to-select local landmarks.

Nina Wenig, Dirk Wenig, Steffen Ernst, Rainer Malaka, Brent Hecht and Johannes Schöning (2017) Pharos: Improving Navigation Instructions on Smartwatches by Including Global Landmarks In MobileHCI '17: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, 7.1-7.13. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 10.1145/3098279.3098529 | PDF of Paper | BibTex

ScrollingHome is a novel image-based indoor navigation approach for smartwatches. The user scrolls through a series of images by scrolling vertically on the display.

Dirk Wenig, Alexander Steenbergen, Johannes Schöning, Brent Hecht and Rainer Malaka (2016) ScrollingHome: Bringing Image-based Indoor Navigation to Smartwatches In MobileHCI '16: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, 400-406. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 10.1145/2935334.2935373 | BibTex Honorable Mention Award

StripeMaps Honourable Mention NUMA (2014)

StripeMaps is a novel cartographic approach for maps on smartwatches. It transforms any two-dimensional route map into a one-dimensional "stripe" for easy interaction.

Dirk Wenig and Johannes Schöning (2016) The Aesthetics of StripeMaps: Being Small and Beautiful In MobileHCI '16 Adjunct, Workshop The Role and Impact of Aesthetics in Designing Mobile Devices: Adjunct Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, 1150-1154. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 10.1145/2957265.2965021 | PDF of Paper | BibTex

Dirk Wenig, Florian Heller and Johannes Schöning (2016) StrapMaps: Bringing Map-based Navigation to the Straps of Bags In UbiComp '16, Workshop UBIMOUNT - Ubiquitous Computing in the Mountains: Supplemental Proceedings of 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, 225-228. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 10.1145/2968219.2993411 | PDF of Paper | BibTex

Dirk Wenig, Johannes Schöning, Brent Hecht and Rainer Malaka (2015) StripeMaps: Improving Map-based Pedestrian Navigation for Smartwatches In MobileHCI '15: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, 52-62. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 10.1145/2785830.2785862 | BibTex Best Paper Award