User Interfaces for Wearable Computers

Development and Evaluation

  • Authors
  • Hendrik Witt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Pages 1-8
  3. Theoretical Framework and Related Work

  4. Design and Development of Wearable User Interfaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
  5. Evaluation of Wearable User Interfaces

  6. Development of Wearable User Interface

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Pages 207-217
  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 227-273

About this book


Over the last decades, desktop computers for professional and consumer applications have become a quasi standard. However, the last few years have been dominated by a new trend in computing: the mobile use of computers. Wearable computers, which are a special kind of mobile computer, assist their users in managing primarily physical tasks.

Hendrik Witt examines user interfaces for wearable computers and analyses the challenges imposed by the wearable computing paradigm through its dual-task character. He discusses solutions for the development and evaluation of user interfaces which can be used in dual task scenarios. The author presents fundamental research results and introduces a special software tool as well as the “HotWire” evaluation method to facilitate user interface development and evaluation. Based on the findings of different end-user experiments conducted to study the management of interruptions with gesture and speech input in a wearable computing scenario, the author derives design guidelines and general constraints for forthcoming interface designs.


Design HotWire Informatik Usability User Interface Design Wearable Computing human-computer interaction (HCI) software

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Vieweg+Teubner Verlag | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2008
  • Publisher Name Vieweg+Teubner
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8351-0256-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8351-9232-4
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