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Mobile Interaction with the Real World: An Evaluation and Comparison of Physical Mobile Interaction Techniques

Rukzio, Enrico and Leichtenstern, Karin and Schmidt, Albrecht (2007) Mobile Interaction with the Real World: An Evaluation and Comparison of Physical Mobile Interaction Techniques. In: AmI'07: Proceedings of the 2007 European conference on Ambient intelligence. Springer-Verlag, pp. 1-18.

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    Abstract

    Abstract. Mobile devices are more and more used for mobile interactions with things, places and people in the real world. However, so far no studies have discussed which interaction techniques are preferred by users in different contexts. This paper presents an experimental comparison of four different physical mobile interaction techniques: touching, pointing, scanning and usermediated object interaction. To evaluate these techniques across different scenarios and to collect real usage data, four prototypes were implemented: a system for mobile interaction in smart environments, a mobile tourist guide, a mobile museum guide and a prototype for mobile interaction with advertisement posters. In each setting an experimental comparison was performed. Based on the results of these studies, which involved over 60 participants in total, advantages and disadvantages of these interaction techniques are described. Context-specific user preferences are presented for the interaction techniques, to help application designers and developers decide which interaction technique(s) to integrate into their application and which consequences this decision has.

    Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
    Uncontrolled Keywords: cs_eprint_id ; 2058 cs_uid ; 382
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    ID Code: 41898
    Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
    Deposited On: 05 Sep 2008 03:38
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 17 Aug 2012 11:24
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/41898

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