Tap 'N' Shake: Gesture-based Smartwatch-Smartphone Communications System

McGuckin, S., Chowdhury, S. and Mackenzie, L. (2016) Tap 'N' Shake: Gesture-based Smartwatch-Smartphone Communications System. In: Proceedings of the 28th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction OzCHI '16, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, 29 Nov - 02 Dec 2016, pp. 442-446. ISBN 9781450346184 (doi: 10.1145/3010915.3010983)

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Smartwatches have recently seen a surge in popularity, and the new technology presents a number of interesting opportunities and challenges, many of which have not been adequately dealt with by existing applications. Current smartwatch messaging systems fail to adequately address the problem of smartwatches requiring two-handed interactions. This paper presents Tap 'n' Shake, a novel gesture-based messaging system for Android smartwatches and smartphones addressing the problem of two-handed interactions by utilising various motion-gestures within the applications. The results of a user evaluation carried out with sixteen subjects demonstrated the usefulness and usability of using gestures over two-handed interactions for smartwatches. Additionally, the study provides insight into the types of gestures that subjects preferred to use for various actions in a smartwatch-smartphone messaging system.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:Motion-gestures, one-handed interaction, smartwatch - smartphone communication.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mackenzie, Dr Lewis and Chowdhury, Soumyadeb
Authors: McGuckin, S., Chowdhury, S., and Mackenzie, L.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 ACM
First Published:First published in Proceedings of the 28th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction OzCHI '16: 442-446
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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