Proxemic-aware controls: designing remote controls for ubiquitous computing ecologies

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David Ledo, Saul Greenberg, Nicolai Marquardt, Sebastian Boring

Remote controls facilitate interactions at-a-distance with appliances. However, the complexity, diversity, and in-creasing number of digital appliances in ubiquitous com-puting ecologies make it increasingly difficult to: (1) dis-cover which appliances are controllable; (2) select a par-ticular appliance from the large number available; (3) view information about its status; and (4) control the ap-pliance in a pertinent manner. To mitigate these problems we contribute proxemic-aware controls, which exploit the spatial relationships between a person's handheld de-vice and all surrounding appliances to create a dynamic appliance control interface. Specifically, a person can discover and select an appliance by the way one orients a mobile device around the room, and then progressively view the appliance's status and control its features in in-creasing detail by simply moving towards it. We illus-trate proxemic-aware controls of assorted appliances through various scenarios. We then provide a generalized conceptual framework that informs future designs of proxemic-aware controls.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobileHCI '15 Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
Number of pages12
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2015
Pages187-198
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-3652-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2015 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 24 Aug 201527 Aug 2015

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2015
LandDenmark
ByCopenhagen
Periode24/08/201527/08/2015
SponsorSIGCHI

    Research areas

  • Control of appliances, Mobile interaction, Proxemic-inter-action, Ubiquitous computing

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