On the Relation of Ordinary Gestures to TV Screens: General Lessons for the Design of Collaborative Interactive Techniques
2013 (English)In: CHI '13 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2013, 919-930 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
We present an interaction analysis based on ethnographic fieldwork of how physical movements, including gestures, are produced by viewers in front of television screens in a sports bar. Understanding ordinary life and specifically television watching in social situations will benefit the dis- cussion of the potential of gesture techniques for controlling interactive televisions in various locations. Challenges for system design include body movement recognition, since movements can have many different purposes and are di- rected simultaneously at the screen and co-viewers. More- over, gestures as elements of conversation are sometimes negotiated and overlapping. Since these ordinary move- ments are hard to automatically track and analyse, sug- gested systems might lead to demands on viewers to re- strain their accustomed movements and adapt them in ways that might be considered awkward. We also reveal new design opportunities that draw upon the ways viewers’ gestures are influenced by ongoing broadcast.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2013. 919-930 p.
Research subject Man-Machine-Interaction (MMI)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-97743DOI: 10.1145/2470654.2466118ISBN: 978-1-4503-1899-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-97743DiVA: diva2:679973
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Paris, France, April 27 - May 02, 2013