Collaborative mapmaking provides an opportunity for aggregating and maintaining the knowledge of convenient and enjoyable pedestrian paths into a map which visualizes them in a way that supports positive walking experience. In this work, we present two versions of a pedestrian mapmaking application, one for desktop and one for mobile use. A field experiment was conducted in which the applications were used by volunteers and their experience was inquired in order to gain insights into how they interact with each of them. The results suggested the integration of the applications into one system enabling the desirable workflow of editing of paths on the desktop application which were recorded with the mobile. Moreover, map matching recorded paths seems helpful for mobile users, reducing the need for a posteriori correction of paths. Further research could strengthen the collaboration of desktop and mobile mapmaking interfaces, as well as improve the mobile interaction for sketching paths.


Kamilakis, M., Batoglou, E., and Chorianopoulos, K. 2021. Pedestrian Path Making: Create on Mobile and Edit on Desktop. CHI Greece 2021: 1st International Conference of the ACM Greek SIGCHI Chapter, Association for Computing Machinery.   BibTeX