Interaction Techniques for Binding Smartphones: A Desirability Evaluation

  • Umar Rashid
  • Aaron Quigley
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5619)


This paper reports on the use of guided interviews to evaluate the desirability of different interaction techniques for binding smartphones. We demonstrate five interaction techniques using storyboard sketches and cardboard prototypes of iPhones. The participants highlight five words from a list of adjectives that best describe their experience with each technique. For comparative evaluation, we group the highlighted adjectives for all techniques into a list of nouns and let the participants rank each technique on a 5-point Lickert scale with respect to these nouns. We discuss the implications of these results for the design of interaction techniques for smartphones.


Ubiquitous computing spontaneous connection smartphone co-located collaboration desirability evaluation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Umar Rashid
    • 1
  • Aaron Quigley
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer Science & InformaticsUniversity College DublinIreland

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