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Machines 2015, 3(4), 268-295; doi:10.3390/machines3040268

Tangible Cooperative Gestures: Improving Control and Initiative in Digital Photo Sharing

1,2,3,4,†,* and 2,†
1
Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, University of Technology Sydney, City Campus (CB 06.06.69B), PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia
2
Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, Den Dolech 2 (LG 1.88b), PO Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
3
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4HN, UK
4
Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders, Maquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Denis Lalanne
Received: 26 August 2014 / Accepted: 24 August 2015 / Published: 30 September 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Tangible meets Gestural)
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Abstract

This paper focuses on co-present digital photo sharing on a notebook and investigates how this could be supported. While analyzing the current digital photo sharing situation we noticed that there was a high threshold for visitors to take control of the personal computer of the photo owner, resulting in inequity of participation. It was assumed that visitors would have the opportunity to interact with the notebook more freely if this threshold was lowered by distributing the user interface and creating a more public, instead of personal, interaction space. This, in turn, could make them feel more involved and in control during a session, creating a more enjoyable experience. To test these assumptions a design prototype was created that stimulates participants to use tangible artifacts for cooperative gestures, a promising direction for the future of HCI. The situation with the cooperative gestures was compared with the regular digital photo sharing situation, which makes use of a keyboard. In dyads, visitors felt more involved and in control in the design prototype cooperative gestures condition (especially during storytelling), resulting in a more enjoyable digital photo sharing experience. View Full-Text
Keywords: human-computer interaction; interaction design; user-centered design; tangible gesture interaction; prototype evaluation; storytelling human-computer interaction; interaction design; user-centered design; tangible gesture interaction; prototype evaluation; storytelling
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Hoven, E.; van Bergen, T. Tangible Cooperative Gestures: Improving Control and Initiative in Digital Photo Sharing. Machines 2015, 3, 268-295.

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