Waving to a touch interface: descriptive field study of a multipurpose multimodal public display

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  • Marko Jurmu
  • Masaki Ogawa
  • Sebastian Boring
  • Jukka Riekki
  • Hideyuki Tokuda
Multipurpose public displays are a promising platform, but more understanding is required in how users perceive and engage them. In this paper, we present and discuss results and findings from a two-day descriptive field trial with a multipurpose public display prototype called FluiD. Our main objective was to uncover emerging issues of interaction to inform future evaluations. During the field trial within a public research exhibition, people were able to freely interact with the prototype. Twenty-six persons filled out short questionnaires and gave free-form feedback. In addition, researchers in the vicinity of the display gathered observation data. Our main findings include the difficulties encountered with mid-air gesture commands, the lack of agency in case of larger interaction area, and the possibility for stepping out from the implicit-explicit continuum in the face of potential social conflicts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerDis '13 : Proceedings of the 2nd ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
Number of pages6
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2013
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-2096-2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2nd ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays - Mountain View, United States
Duration: 4 Jun 20135 Jun 2013
Conference number: 2


Conference2nd ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
LandUnited States
ByMountain View

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