Smartwatch invivo

Stefania Pizza, Barry Brown, Donald McMillan, Airi Lampinen
2016 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '16  
In recent years, the smartwatch has returned as a form factor for mobile computing with some success. Yet it is not clear how smartwatches are used and integrated into everyday life differently from mobile phones. For this paper, we used wearable cameras to record twelve participants' daily use of smartwatches, collecting and analysing incidents where watches were used from over 34 days of user recording. This allows us to analyse in detail 1009 watch uses. Using the watch as a timepiece was
more » ... most common use, making up 50% of interactions, but only 14% of total watch usage time. The videos also let us examine why and how smartwatches are used for activity tracking, notifications, and in combination with smartphones. In discussion, we return to a key question in the study of mobile devices: how are smartwatches integrated into everyday life, in both the actions that we take and the social interactions we are part of? Figure 1: Participant wearing watch and camera. The 'stalk camera' gives a rough analogue of the participant's view of their wrist (and the watch). The camera bag visible on the strap at the bottom left contains a front-facing camera that records the user's context. Camera views are on the right.
doi:10.1145/2858036.2858522 dblp:conf/chi/PizzaBML16 fatcat:k34th26wungnrmwy5xdh7kfdxe