Multimodal mobile interactions: usability studies in real world settings

Julie R. Williamson, Andrew Crossan, Stephen A. Brewster

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    This paper presents a study that explores the issues of mobile multimodal interactions while on the move in the real world. Because multimodal interfaces allow new kinds of eyes and hands free interactions, usability issues while moving through different public spaces becomes an important issue in user experience and acceptance of multimodal interaction. This study focuses on these issues by deploying an RSS reader that participants used during their daily commute every day for one week. The system allows users on the move to access news feeds eyes free through head- phones playing audio and speech and hands free through wearable sensors attached to the wrists.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI '11)
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9781450306416
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


    • mobile technology
    • usability study


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