International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence

UCAmI 2012: Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence pp 173-180

Multimodal Interfaces for the Smart Home: Findings in the Process from Architectural Design to User Evaluation

  • Miguel Ángel Fernández
  • Víctor Peláez
  • Gloria López
  • Juan Luis Carus
  • Vanesa Lobato
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35377-2_24

Volume 7656 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Fernández M.Á., Peláez V., López G., Carus J.L., Lobato V. (2012) Multimodal Interfaces for the Smart Home: Findings in the Process from Architectural Design to User Evaluation. In: Bravo J., López-de-Ipiña D., Moya F. (eds) Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence. UCAmI 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7656. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Smart Environments have specific natural interaction needs that can be provided for with multimodal interfaces. There are still challenges to face, such as the adaptability of the interaction and an evaluation of the proposed systems. This work focuses on these problems and proposes an architectural design evaluated in the domain of Smart Homes. The architectural approach is based on the Model View Presenter Pattern and the Service Oriented paradigm. The evaluation was conducted with a laboratory deployment of a prototype of the system and usability tests were carried out with a usability questionnaire. Results show the technical feasibility of the proposed design and positive user acceptance of the multimodal interface as compared to mono-modal interfaces.

Keywords

multimodal interaction smart home usability evaluation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel Ángel Fernández
    • 1
  • Víctor Peláez
    • 1
  • Gloria López
    • 1
  • Juan Luis Carus
    • 1
  • Vanesa Lobato
    • 1
  1. 1.Fundación CTIC – Centro TecnológicoGijónSpain