Evaluating the social acceptability of multimodal mobile interactions

Rico, J. (2010) Evaluating the social acceptability of multimodal mobile interactions. In: Proceedings of the 28th of the international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems - CHI EA '10, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 10-15 Apr 2010. ACM New York: New York, NY, USA, pp. 2887-2890. ISBN 9781605589305 (doi:10.1145/1753846.1753877)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1753846.1753877

Abstract

Multimodal mobile interfaces require users to adopt new and possibly strange behaviors in public places. It is important to design these interfaces to account for the social restrictions of public settings. However, past research in multimodal interaction has primarily focused on issues of sensing and recognition rather than the investigation of user opinions and social factors that influence the acceptance of multimodal interfaces. This research examines the factors affecting social acceptability of multimodal interactions, beginning with gesture-based interfaces. This work includes a survey and an on-the-street user study that examine how users determined which gestures were acceptable. Future work seeks to examine other modalities, in order to create guidelines for socially acceptable designs and a methodology for investigating social acceptability.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Williamson, Dr Julie
Authors: Rico, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:ACM New York
ISBN:9781605589305

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