Exploring the use of hand-to-face input for interacting with head-worn displays

Marcos Serrano, Barrett Ens, Pourang Irani

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Abstract

We propose the use of Hand-to-Face input, a method to interact with head-worn displays (HWDs) that involves contact with the face. We explore Hand-to-Face interaction to find suitable techniques for common mobile tasks. We evaluate this form of interaction with document navigation tasks and examine its social acceptability. In a first study, users identify the cheek and forehead as predominant areas for interaction and agree on gestures for tasks involving continuous input, such as document navigation. These results guide the design of several Hand-to-Face navigation techniques and reveal that gestures performed on the cheek are more efficient and less tiring than interactions directly on the HWD. Initial results on the social acceptability of Hand-to-Face input allow us to further refine our design choices, and reveal unforeseen results: Some gestures are considered culturally inappropriate and gender plays a role in selection of specific Hand-to-Face interactions. From our overall results, we provide a set of guidelines for developing effective Hand-to-Face interaction techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2014, One of a CHInd
Subtitle of host publicationConference Proceedings Toronto, Canada I April 26 – May 1, 2014, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
EditorsAlbrecht Schmidt, Tovi Grossman
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages3181-3190
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781450324731
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2014 - Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada
Duration: 26 Apr 20141 May 2014
Conference number: 32nd
https://chi2014.acm.org/
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/2556288 (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2014
Abbreviated titleCHI 2014
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period26/04/141/05/14
Internet address

Keywords

  • Body interaction
  • Head-worn display
  • HMD
  • HWD
  • Input techniques
  • Mobile interfaces

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