Conference Papers

Body, movement, gesture & tactility in interaction with mobile devices

AuthorSven Kratz, Michael Rohs, Katrin Wolf, Jörg Müller, Mathias Wilhelm, Carolina Johansson, Jakob Tholander, Jarmo Laaksolahti
SourceMobileHCI 2011, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services 

In the search for novel and more expressive interaction techniques for mobile devices, bodily aspects such as movement, gesture, and touch based interfaces are prominent. For instance, touch-screen gestures have found widespread application in mobile device interfaces while bodily gestures involving device movement are successfully applied in gaming scenarios. Research systems increasingly explore other modalities, like pressure, free-hand and on body interaction in mobile settings. This has become possible through on-going developments that have made sensing and actuating technologies cheaper and more easily integrated in mobile and handheld devices. The turn towards experiential, embodied, and enacted perspectives on cognition and action has also contributed to a shift in what aspects of interaction to focus upon in interaction design. This has led HCIresearchers to explore not only how the whole human body can be taken into account in design, but also to explore new domains of application for instance in leisure, entertainment and public urban environments.