Multimodal interaction and proactive computing

Brewster, S. (2005) Multimodal interaction and proactive computing. In: British Council workshop on Proactive Computing, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 4-6 Feb 2005,

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One important issue for proactive computing is how users control and interact with the systems they will carry and have access to when they are out in the field. One solution is to use multimodal interaction (interaction using different combinations of sensory modalities) to allow people to interact in a range of different ways. This paper discusses gestural interaction as an alterna-tive for input. This is advantageous as it does not require users to look at a dis-play. For output non-speech audio and tactile displays are presented as alterna-tives to visual displays. The advantages with these types of displays are that they can be unobtrusive and do not require a user’s visual attention. The combi-nation of these underutilised senses has much potential to create effective inter-faces for proactive systems.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Brewster, Professor Stephen
Authors: Brewster, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science

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