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SpringerBriefs in Human-Computer Interaction

Building an Intuitive Multimodal Interface for a Smart Home

Hunting the SNARK

Authors: Brown, John N.A, Fercher, Anton Josef, Leitner, Gerhard

  • Uses a novel approach to descibe how to design, implement, and test a model of interaction allowing untrained individuals to intuitively control a complex series of networked and embedded systems
  • Presents theoretical concepts supported by a series of experimental studies
  • Provides a framework for future work to facilitate the deployment of this concept in the real world
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About this book

This book describes an innovative approach to the interaction between humans and a smart environment; an attempt to get a smart home to understand intuitive, multi-modal, human-centred communication. State of the art smart homes, like other “smart” technology, tend to demand that the human user must adapt herself to the needs of the system. The hunt for a truly user-centred, truly intuitive system has long proven to be beyond the grasp of current technology.

When humans speak with one another, we are multimodal. Our speech is supplemented with gestures, which serve as a parallel stream of information, reinforcing the meaning of our words.

Drawing on well-established protocols in engineering and psychology, and with no small amount of inspiration from a particular nonsense poem, we have successfully concluded that hunt. This book describes the efforts, undertaken over several years, to design, implement, and test a model of interaction that allows untrained individuals to intuitively control a complex series of networked and embedded systems. The theoretical concepts are supported by a series of experimental studies, showing the advantages of the novel approach, and pointing towards future work that would facilitate the deployment of this concept in the real world.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • “…A Lesson in Natural History”: Introduction to the Smart Home

    Brown, John N. A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • “…If I Had but the Time and You Had but the Brain…”: Computer-Centered Computing

    Brown, John N. A. (et al.)

    Pages 7-16

  • “Just the Place for a Snark!”: An Introduction to Calm Technology

    Brown, John N. A. (et al.)

    Pages 17-20

  • “What I Tell You Three Times Is True”: The S.N.A.R.K. Circuit

    Brown, John N. A. (et al.)

    Pages 21-25

  • “Do All that You Know, and Try All that You Don’t…”: Models of Intuitive Interaction

    Brown, John N. A. (et al.)

    Pages 27-35

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-56532-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-56531-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building an Intuitive Multimodal Interface for a Smart Home
Book Subtitle
Hunting the SNARK
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Human-Computer Interaction
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56532-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56532-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-56531-6
Series ISSN
2520-1670
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 78
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations
Topics