PhD Seminar • Human-Computer Interaction • Finger-based Dexterous Gestures for Physical Interaction with Mobile PhonesExport this event to calendar

Thursday, March 23, 2023 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Please note: This PhD seminar will take place online.

Yen-Ting (Allen) Yeh, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Our hands are remarkable when one considers the diverse ways we can grasp and manipulate objects. Aristotle and Anaxagoras even argue that human intelligence evolved due to the capability of human hands. We identify and evaluate single-handed “dexterous gestures” to physically manipulate a phone using the fine motor skills of fingers, the opposite of a static power grip. Four manipulations are defined: shift, spin, rotate, and flip. Design guidelines are developed to consider comfort, ability, and confidence when mapping dexterous gestures to interactions, and demonstrations show how such gestures can be used in smartphone applications. Our exploration shows how human dexterity can be harnessed for new forms of phone interaction.


To join this PhD seminar on Zoom, please go to https://uwaterloo.zoom.us/j/97714260799.

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DC - William G. Davis Computer Research Centre
Online PhD seminar
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada
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