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User Interfaces for Wearable Computers

Development and Evaluation

Witt, Hendrik

2008, XXI, 273 p.

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  • Applikationsentwickler, User Interface Designer, Usability Professionals; Dozenten und Studenten der Informatik
Over the last decades, desktop computers for professional and consumer applications have become a quasi standard. However, the last few years have been dominated by a new trend in computing: the mobile use of computers. Wearable computers, which are a special kind of mobile computer, assist their users in managing primarily physical tasks.

Hendrik Witt examines user interfaces for wearable computers and analyses the challenges imposed by the wearable computing paradigm through its dual-task character. He discusses solutions for the development and evaluation of user interfaces which can be used in dual task scenarios. The author presents fundamental research results and introduces a special software tool as well as the “HotWire” evaluation method to facilitate user interface development and evaluation. Based on the findings of different end-user experiments conducted to study the management of interruptions with gesture and speech input in a wearable computing scenario, the author derives design guidelines and general constraints for forthcoming interface designs.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Design - HotWire - Informatik - Usability - User Interface Design - Wearable Computing - human-computer interaction (HCI) - software

Related subjects » Anwendungen - Grundlagen

Table of contents 

Fundamentals of perception and cognition - Human-computer interaction - Context-awareness and adaptive user interfaces - Design and development of wearable user interfaces - Evaluation and development of wearable user interfaces

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