DETI-Interact: Interaction with Large Displays in Public Spaces Using the Kinect

  • Tiago Sousa
  • Igor Cardoso
  • João Parracho
  • Paulo Dias
  • Beatriz Sousa Santos
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8530)

Abstract

The problem of interaction with large displays in public spaces is currently of interest given the large number of displays available in such spaces (as lobbies, train stations, waiting rooms, etc.) that are only showing information with no possibility to interact with the contents. Several works have been developed in order to allow interaction with these displays using technologies such as infrared, Bluetooth, GPRS, digital compasses or touch screens. Some only intend to provide information, while others emphasize on capturing users’ attention eventually leading them to some action. This paper describes DETI-Interact, a system located in the entrance hall of a University department allowing users to interact with a large display without the need to carry any electronic device since a Kinect is used to capture different user’s gestures. In this work, special attention was given to another issue intrinsically linked to the presentation of information on large public displays ‘How to call the user’s attention?’

Keywords

Large displays natural interfaces attention catching 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Brignull, H., Rogers, Y.: Enticing People to Interact with Large Public Displays in Public Spaces. In: Proceedings of the IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT), pp. 17–24 (2003)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Tuukka, M.T., Rauhamaa, P., Takala., T.: Survey of 3DUI applications and development challenges. In: 3DUI, pp. 89–96 (2012)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Friday, A., Davies, N., Efstratiou, C.: Reflections on Long-Term Experiments with Public Displays. IEEE Computer 45(5), 34–41 (2012)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Duarte, F., Dias, P., Sousa Santos, B.: Deti-interact: Interacting with public displays through mobile phones. In: 6a Conferência Ibérica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informacão (CISTI 2011), Workshop on Information Systems for Interactive Spaces, pp. 787–792 (2011)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    McCarthy, J.: Using Public Displays to Create Conversation Opportunities. In: Workshop on Public, Community and Situated Displays at ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (2002)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Agamanolis, S.: Designing displays for Human Connectedness. In: Workshop on Public, Community and Situated Displays at ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (2002)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Cardoso, I., Dias, P., Sousa Santos, B.: Interaction with large displays in a public space using the Kinect sensor. In: 20º Encontro português de Computação Gráfica - EPCG 2012, pp. 81–88 (2012)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Hespanhol, L., Tomitsch, M., Grace, K., Collins, A.: Investigating intuitiveness and effectiveness of gestures for free spatial interaction with large displays. In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (PerDis 2012), article 6, 6 p. ACM, New York (2012)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Human Interface Guidelines v1.8 – Kinect for Windows – Microsoft Corporation, http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=247735 (last accessed on January 24, 2014)
  10. 10.
    Sawhney, N., Wheeler, S.: Aware Community Portals: Shared Information Appliances for Transitional Spaces. Personal Ubiquitous Comput. 5(1), 66–70 (2001)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Wang, M., Boring, S., Greenberg, S.: Proxemic Peddler: A Public Advertising Display that Captures and Preserves the Attention of a Passerby. In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, vol. 3 (2012)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Michelis, D., Müller, J.: The Audience Funnel: Observations of Gesture Based Interaction with Multiple Large Displays in a City Center. Int. J. Human-Computer Interaction 27(6), 562–579 (2011)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tiago Sousa
    • 1
  • Igor Cardoso
    • 1
  • João Parracho
    • 1
  • Paulo Dias
    • 1
    • 2
  • Beatriz Sousa Santos
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.DETI/UA- Department of Electronics, Telecommunications and InformaticsUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  2. 2.IEETA- Institute of Electronics and Telematics Engineering of AveiroUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

Personalised recommendations