Freeman E., Brewster S., Lantz V. (2015) Towards In-Air Gesture Control of Household Appliances with Limited Displays. 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 9299. Springer, Cham
Recent technologies allow us to interact with our homes in novel ways, such as using in-air gestures for control. However, gestures require good feedback and small appliances, like lighting controls and thermostats, have limited, or no, display capabilities. Our research explores how other output types can be used to give users feedback about their gestures, instead, allowing small devices to give useful feedback. We describe the Gesture Thermostat, a gesture-controlled thermostat dial which gives multimodal gesture feedback.