Work at hand : an exploration of gesture in the context of work and everyday life to inform the design of gestural input devices

Brereton, Margot, Bidwell, Nicola, Donovan, Jared, Campbell, Brett, & Buur, Jacob (2003) Work at hand : an exploration of gesture in the context of work and everyday life to inform the design of gestural input devices. In Biddle, Robert & Thomas, Bruce (Eds.) Australian User Interface Conference, Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology, 4 - 7 February 2003, Adelaide, South Australia.

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Abstract

This research explores gestures used in the context of activities in the workplace and in everyday life in order to understand requirements and devise concepts for the design of gestural information applicances. A collaborative method of video interaction analysis devised to suit design explorations, the Video Card Game, was used to capture and analyse how gesture is used in the context of six different domains: the dentist's office; PDA and mobile phone use; the experimental biologist's laboratory; a city ferry service; a video cassette player repair shop; and a factory flowmeter assembly station. Findings are presented in the form of gestural themes, derived from the tradition of qualitative analysis but bearing some similarity to Alexandrian patterns. Implications for the design of gestural devices are discussed.

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ID Code: 26041
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Gestures, Information appliances, Video card game, Natural interfaces, video interaction analysis, patters
ISBN: 0909925968
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer Software not elsewhere classified (080399)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Australian Computer Society Inc
Deposited On: 30 Jun 2009 23:49
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2013 05:04

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