Rhythmic Micro-Gestures: Discreet Interaction On-the-Go

Freeman, E. , Griffiths, G. and Brewster, S. (2017) Rhythmic Micro-Gestures: Discreet Interaction On-the-Go. In: 19th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2017), Glasgow, Scotland, 13-17 Nov 2017, pp. 115-119. ISBN 9781450355438 (doi: 10.1145/3136755.3136815)

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We present rhythmic micro-gestures, micro-movements of the hand that are repeated in time with a rhythm. We present a user study that investigated how well users can perform rhythmic micro-gestures and if they can use them eyes-free with non-visual feedback. We found that users could successfully use our interaction technique (97% success rate across all gestures) with short interaction times, rating them as low difficulty as well. Simple audio cues that only convey the rhythm outperformed animations showing the hand movements, supporting rhythmic micro-gestures as an eyes-free input technique.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:This research was supported by funding from Nokia.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Brewster, Professor Stephen and Freeman, Dr Euan
Authors: Freeman, E., Griffiths, G., and Brewster, S.
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Research Group:Glasgow Interactive Systems Section
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Authors
First Published:First published in Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2017): 115-119
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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