Touch to play - Exploring touch-based mobile interaction with public displays

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  • Gregor Broll
  • Roman Graebsch
  • Maximilian Scherr
  • Boring, Sebastian
  • Paul Holleis
  • Matthias Wagner

Mobile interactions with public displays are often indirect and not very convenient for multiple users at the same time. In this paper we use the physical, touch-based interaction with Near Field Communication (NFC) to investigate direct mobile interactions with public displays for multiple users. For that purpose, we adopt the Whack-a-Mole game for dynamic NFC-displays, which combine the physical interaction with NFC-tagged objects and the visual output capabilities of public displays. We show that a grid of NFC-tags can be used to implement direct mobile interaction with public displays in general and a highly interactive multiplayer game in particular. Our study shows that users appreciate this physical, NFC-based mobile interaction, although technical advances are still necessary in order to improve its recognition rate of about 70%. The study also indicates that users are willing to interact with large displays in public, but prefer private or semi-public places, where their interactions attract less attention.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 3rd International Workshop on Near Field Communication, NFC 2011
Number of pages6
Publication date12 May 2011
Article number12
ISBN (Print)9780769543277
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2011
Event3rd International Workshop on Near Field Communication, NFC 2011 - Hagenberg, Austria
Duration: 22 Feb 201122 Feb 2011


Conference3rd International Workshop on Near Field Communication, NFC 2011

    Research areas

  • dynamic NFC-display, evaluation, game, Near Field Communication, NFC, usability

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