Interactive Light Feedback: Illuminating Above-Device Gesture Interfaces

  • Euan FreemanEmail author
  • Stephen Brewster
  • Vuokko Lantz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9299)


In-air hand gestures allow users to interact with mobile phones without reaching out and touching them. Users need helpful and meaningful feedback while they gesture, although mobile phones have limited feedback capabilities because of their small screen sizes. Interactive light feedback illuminates the surface surrounding a mobile phone, giving users visual feedback over a larger area and without affecting on-screen content. We explore the design space for interactive light and our demonstration shows how we can use this output modality for gesture feedback.


Above-device interaction Gesture feedback Gesture interaction Interactive light feedback Mobile devices 



This research was part-funded by Nokia Technologies, Finland.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Glasgow Interactive Systems GroupUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowScotland, UK
  2. 2.Nokia TechnologiesEspooFinland

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