Han, Teng and Alexander, Jason and Karnik, Abhijit and Irani, Pourang and Subramanian, Sriram (2011) Kick: Investigating the use of Kick Gestures for Mobile Interactions. In: MobileHCI 2011. ACM, pp. 29-32.Full text not available from this repository.
In this paper we describe the use of kick gestures for interaction with mobile devices. Kicking is a well-studied leg action that can be harnessed in mobile contexts where the hands are busy or too dirty to interact with the phone. In this paper we examine the design space of kicking as an interaction technique through two user studies. The first study investigated how well users were able to control the direction of their kicks. Users were able to aim their kicks best when the movement range is divided into segments of at least 24°. In the second study we looked at the velocity of a kick. We found that the users are able to kick with at least two varying velocities. However, they also often undershoot the target velocity. We propose some specific applications in which kicks can prove beneficial.
|Item Type:||Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Foot interaction ; kicking ; Mobile HCI|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications|
|Deposited On:||30 Sep 2011 11:49|
|Last Modified:||09 Nov 2012 16:24|
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