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User experience, performance, and social acceptability: usable multimodal mobile interaction

This thesis explores the social acceptability of multimodal interaction in public places with respect to acceptance, adoption and appropriation. Previous work in multimodal interaction has mainly focused on recognition and detection issues without thoroughly considering the willingness of users to adopt these kinds of interactions in their everyday lives.

This thesis presents a novel approach to user experience that is theoretically motivated by phenomenology, practiced with mixed-methods, and analysed based on dramaturgical metaphors. In order to explore the acceptance of multimodal interfaces, this thesis presents three studies that look at users’ initial reactions to multimodal interaction techniques: a survey study focusing on gestures, an on-the-street user study, and a follow-up survey study looking at gesture and voice-based interaction.

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Gesture-Based Interfaces: Practical Applications of Gestures in Real World Mobile Settings

Although gesture-based interfaces have become a popular topic for research since the success of the “Put-That-There” system in 1980, gestures have not seen successful widespread use.

In the past, the design of gesture-based interfaces has focused on issues of gesture recognition with consideration of social or practical factors that affect the ability of users to perform gestures on the go largely missing. This work describes two important aspects of gestures design for mobile gesture and body-based interaction. First, this paper discusses the social acceptability of using gesture-based interfaces in the variety of locations where mobile interfaces are used. This includes a discussion of a variety of methods that can be used to evaluate social acceptability early on in the development process. Second, this paper discusses the practical implications of creating gesture recognition using accelerometer based sensing given the challenges of gesturing in mobile situations. This includes a discussion of body-based interactions and the scenarios where these might be used successfully.

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Author: Julie Rico
Author: Andrew Crossan
Author: Stephen Brewster
Department: University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK

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