||In recent years with LOHAS(Lifestyles Of Health And Sustainability) and recreation are being popularity, cycling activity is flourishing, domestic people participation in cycling recreation are getting more and more, and this phenomenon has resulted in a number of bicycle-related product. There are not many products for bicycle tourism navigation currently on the market, although many companies noted the development of such products, they just immigrated the car-navigation to bikes but ignored the needs of cyclists. The design of bicycle tourism navigation device has to consider the needs of cyclists and develops a stand-alone navigation device characteristics.
The objective of this study is to investigate the design of bicycle tourism navigation devices, and understand further about the needs of cyclists for bicycle tourism navigation devices, and propose the design principles of the bicycle tourism navigation device. This study consisted of two major parts. The first part was the literature reviews of bicycle tourism navigation device and surveies of related products, and the preliminary design directions and specification range got from advanced experiments. In the second part, the auther designed a bicycle tourism navigation device prototype based on the previous informations and analysis, and then used it to compare functions and operations with a existing bicycle navigation product by questionnaire survey. Further more, the author used t-test and descriptive statistics to generalize experimental results and proposed the design principles of the bicycle tourism navigation device.
The experimental results are listed as below: (1) The appropriate dimension scope for bicycle tourism navigation device is: length:109~115mm, width:51~61mm, depth:11~23mm. (2) The screen size of bicycle tourism navigation device should be more than 3.3 inches (51x72mm), if it is smaller than this size will make it unclear to show maps and awkward to handle. (3) The bicycle tourism navigation device should establish physical buttons on the appearance, and the functions of the buttons mainly based on basic functions such as START/STOP button, MODE button and Self-function button. (4) The distinguishing functions and features of bicycle tourism navigation device are: 2D map navigation, maps magnify/minify, touch screen, waterproof, screen can show in vertical/ horizontal type, combine with a hook to make it better to carry.