Developing intuitive gestures for spatial interaction with large public displays

Yubo Kou, Yong Ming Kow, Kelvin Cheng

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Abstract

Freehand gestures used in gestural-based interactive systems are often designed around technical limitations of gesture capturing technologies, resulting in gestures that may not be intuitive to users. In this paper, we investigated freehand gestures that are intuitive to users with common technical knowledge. We conducted a gesture solicitation study with 30 participants, who were asked to complete 21 tasks on a large display using freehand gestures. All gestures in the study were video-recorded. We conducted in-depth interviews with each participant to ask about the gestures they had chosen and why they had chosen them. We found that a large proportion of intuitive freehand gestures had metaphoric origins from daily uses of two-dimensional surface displays, such as smart phones and tablets. However, participants may develop new gestures, particularly when objects they are manipulating deviated from those commonly seen in surface technologies. In this paper, we discuss when and why participants developed new gestures rather than reusing gestures of similar tasks on two-dimension surface displays. We suggest design implications for gestures for large public displays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDistributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions - 3rd International Conference, DAPI 2015 Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Proceedings
EditorsNorbert Streitz, Panos Markopoulos
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages174-181
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783319208039
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event3rd International Conference on Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions, DAPI 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Aug 2 2015Aug 7 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9189
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions, DAPI 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period8/2/158/7/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Kou, Y., Kow, Y. M., & Cheng, K. (2015). Developing intuitive gestures for spatial interaction with large public displays. In N. Streitz, & P. Markopoulos (Eds.), Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions - 3rd International Conference, DAPI 2015 Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Proceedings (pp. 174-181). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9189). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20804-6_16