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Multipurpose Public Displays: How Shortcut Menus Affect Usage
March-April 2013 (vol. 33 no. 2)
pp. 56-63
Vassilis Kostakos, University of Oulu
Hannu Kukka, University of Oulu
Jorge Goncalves, University of Oulu
Nikolaos Tselios, University of Patras
Timo Ojala, University of Oulu
Transitioning from bespoke, single-purpose public displays to generic, multipurpose ones entails a number of research challenges. One such challenge is understanding how to group and present available applications to users and what effect this grouping has on application use. This study of an iterative, longitudinal deployment of a multipurpose public display examines two mechanisms that help users find the available applications: a quick-launch menu and a browsable application directory. Using the measures of relative and absolute utility, the study reveals these mechanisms' complex effects on application usage. It also addresses whether a public display should promote popular or unpopular applications.
Index Terms:
Bluetooth,Cities and towns,Urban areas,Displays,Context awareness,Games,Interactive systems,Human computer interaction,Information retrieval,Haptic interfaces,Cities and towns,shortcuts,Bluetooth,Cities and towns,Urban areas,Displays,Context awareness,Games,Interactive systems,Human computer interaction,Information retrieval,Haptic interfaces,Cities and towns,information foraging,Bluetooth,Cities and towns,Urban areas,Displays,Context awareness,Games,Interactive systems,Human computer interaction,Information retrieval,Haptic interfaces,Cities and towns,computer graphics,public displays,interactive displays,human-computer interaction,relative utility,absolute utility
Citation:
Vassilis Kostakos, Hannu Kukka, Jorge Goncalves, Nikolaos Tselios, Timo Ojala, "Multipurpose Public Displays: How Shortcut Menus Affect Usage," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 56-63, March-April 2013, doi:10.1109/MCG.2012.125
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