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Investigating mid-air gestures and handhelds in motion tracked environments

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Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerDis 2016 - Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
PublisherACM
Pages45-51
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450343664
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventACM INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PERVASIVE DISPLAYS -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Conference

ConferenceACM INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PERVASIVE DISPLAYS
Period1/01/00 → …

Abstract

Smart spaces with multiple interactive devices and motion tracking capabilities are becoming more common. However, there is little research on how interaction with one device affects the usage of other devices in the space. We investigate the effects of mobile devices and physical interactive devices on gestural interaction in motion-tracked environments. For our user study, we built a smart space consisting of a gesture-controlled large display, an NFC reader and a mobile device, to simulate a system in which users can transfer information between the space and personal devices. The study with 13 participants revealed that (1) the mobile device affects gesturing as well as passive stance; (2) users may stop moving completely when they intend to stop interacting with a display; (3) interactive devices with overlapping interaction space make unintentional interaction significantly more frequent. Our findings give implications for gestural interaction design as well as design of motion-tracked smart spaces.

Keywords

  • Handhelds, Large displays, Mid-air gestures, Mobile devices, Motion-tracked environments, Smart spaces, Ubiquitous computing

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland