Crossmodal icons for information display

Hoggan, E.E. and Brewster, S.A. (2006) Crossmodal icons for information display. In: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Montréal, Québec, Canada, 22-27 April 2006, pp. 857-862. ISBN 1595932984 (doi:10.1145/1125451.1125619)



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This paper describes a novel form of display using crossmodal output. A crossmodal icon is an abstract icon that can be instantiated in one of two equivalent forms (auditory or tactile). These can be used in interfaces as a means of non-visual output. This paper discusses how crossmodal icons can be constructed and the potential benefits they bring to mobile human computer interfaces.

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Keywords:audio icons, crossmodal interaction, non-visual interaction, tactile icons
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Brewster, Professor Stephen
Authors: Hoggan, E.E., and Brewster, S.A.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:ACM Press
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2006 ACM Press
First Published:First published in CHI '06 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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