User-defined motion gestures for mobile interaction

Jaime Ruiz, Yang Li, Edward Lank
2011 Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '11  
Modern smartphones contain sophisticated sensors to monitor three-dimensional movement of the device. These sensors permit devices to recognize motion gesturesdeliberate movements of the device by end-users to invoke commands. However, little is known about best-practices in motion gesture design for the mobile computing paradigm. To address this issue, we present the results of a guessability study that elicits end-user motion gestures to invoke commands on a smartphone device. We demonstrate
more » ... ce. We demonstrate that consensus exists among our participants on parameters of movement and on mappings of motion gestures onto commands. We use this consensus to develop a taxonomy for motion gestures and to specify an end-user inspired motion gesture set. We highlight the implications of this work to the design of smartphone applications and hardware. Finally, we argue that our results influence best practices in design for all gestural interfaces.
doi:10.1145/1978942.1978971 dblp:conf/chi/RuizLL11 fatcat:vs2oklovtfaehlpey6j77z7nvi