Pocket Transfers: Interaction Techniques for Transferring Content from Situated Displays to Mobile Devices

Mäkelä, V., Khamis, M. , Mecke, L., James, J., Turunen, M. and Alt, F. (2018) Pocket Transfers: Interaction Techniques for Transferring Content from Situated Displays to Mobile Devices. In: 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Montréal, QC, Canada, 21-26 Apr 2018, p. 135. ISBN 9781450356206 (doi:10.1145/3173574.3173709)

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We present Pocket Transfers: interaction techniques that allow users to transfer content from situated displays to a personal mobile device while keeping the device in a pocket or bag. Existing content transfer solutions require direct manipulation of the mobile device, making inter-action slower and less flexible. Our introduced tech-niques employ touch, mid-air gestures, gaze, and a mul-timodal combination of gaze and mid-air gestures. We evaluated the techniques in a novel user study (N=20), where we considered dynamic scenarios where the user approaches the display, completes the task, and leaves. We show that all pocket transfer techniques are fast and seen as highly convenient. Mid-air gestures are the most efficient touchless method for transferring a single item, while the multimodal method is the fastest touchless method when multiple items are transferred. We provide guidelines to help researchers and practitioners choose the most suitable content transfer techniques for their systems.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:Work on this project was partially funded by the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts in the framework of the Centre Digitisation.Bavaria (ZD.B). This research was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Grant No. AL 1899/2-1.
Keywords:Content transfer, cross-device interaction, gaze, mid-air gestures, multimodal, public displays, ubiquitous computing.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Khamis, Dr Mohamed
Authors: Mäkelä, V., Khamis, M., Mecke, L., James, J., Turunen, M., and Alt, F.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
First Published:First published in Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: 135
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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