Human-Computer Interaction

INTERACT 2015: Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2015 pp 455-473

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Selecting Between Touch and Mid-Air Gestures for Large-Display Interaction

  • Mikkel R. Jakobsen
  • Yvonne Jansen
  • Sebastian Boring
  • Kasper Hornbæk
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-22698-9_31

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9298)
Cite this paper as:
Jakobsen M.R., Jansen Y., Boring S., Hornbæk K. (2015) Should I Stay or Should I Go? Selecting Between Touch and Mid-Air Gestures for Large-Display Interaction. In: Abascal J., Barbosa S., Fetter M., Gross T., Palanque P., Winckler M. (eds) Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2015. INTERACT 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9298. Springer, Cham

Abstract

Users can interact with large displays in many ways, including touch and mid-air gestures. However, it remains unclear how these ways compare and when users choose one over the other. In a first experiment, we compare touch and mid-air gestures to identify their relative performance for target acquisition. In a second experiment, participants choose freely between touch and mid-air gestures and we artificially require movement to simulate situations where mid-air is considered beneficial. Results from the first experiment show mid-air to be overall slower than touch depending on the task; in the second experiment, participants mostly chose touch in particular for selecting small targets and they rarely switched between mid-air and touch. Results also show that when faced with an increasing cost of using touch in the form of movement, participants chose mid-air over touch; touch remains as fast as mid-air on average.

Keywords

Large display Mid-air Touch Freehand gestures User study 

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© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikkel R. Jakobsen
    • 1
  • Yvonne Jansen
    • 1
  • Sebastian Boring
    • 1
  • Kasper Hornbæk
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

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