Extraction of Gestures for Presentation: A Human Centered Approach

  • Surbhit VarmaEmail author
  • Keyur Sorathia
  • Abdul Sameer Ashraf
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 35)


Many discipline of multimedia and communication go towards ubiquitous computing, hands-free and touch-less interaction with computers. Gesturing is one possible method. In this paper, we present a study on gestures that are commonly used for manipulating presentations. Human centered design methodology was followed to identify appropriate gestures suitable to the context of classroom presentations. User study was conducted to identify commonly used functions and their associated gestures appropriate for classroom presentation. Identified gestures were benchmarked through memory test, stress test and semantic interpretation test. They were further prototyped and tested with users to measure intuitiveness, fun, distraction and stress. Results indicate that gestures identified through human centered design approach were natural, easy to remember and with minimal physical load. Participants were investigated using Wizard of Oz technique for their perceived experience of manipulating presentation through gestures. Results showed that participants did not get distracted or confused while presenting.


Gesture user interface Gesture vocabulary Human centered design Classroom presentations 



We thank all the volunteers, and all publications support and staff, who wrote and provided helpful comments on previous versions of this document.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Surbhit Varma
    • 1
    Email author
  • Keyur Sorathia
    • 1
  • Abdul Sameer Ashraf
    • 1
  1. 1.Design DepartmentIIT GuwahatiGuwahatiIndia

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