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Issue No. 02 - March-April (2013 vol. 33)
ISSN: 0272-1716
pp: 47-55
Gang Ren , Univ. of Bath, Bath, UK
Chuan Li , Univ. of Bath, Bath, UK
E. O'Neill , Univ. of Bath, Bath, UK
P. Willis , Univ. of Bath, Bath, UK
Users increasingly expect more-interactive experiences with public displays for applications including learning, gaming, urban visualization, and planning. However, user interaction with applications on public displays is challenging and often doesn't lend itself to established interaction techniques. Navigation using only freehand gestures captured with low-cost devices might often be an appropriate solution. A formal, quantitative lab experiment and an informal, qualitative field study compared freehand gestural interaction with keyboard-and-mouse interaction. No significant difference in navigation performance existed between the two interaction types. However, gestural interaction provided a more natural experience in both personal and public environments.
Navigation, Displays, Interactive systems, Visualization, Games, User interfaces, Cities and towns, Gesture recognition, Human computer interaction, Three dimensional displays, Haptic interfaces, Urban areas

Gang Ren, Chuan Li, E. O'Neill and P. Willis, "3D Freehand Gestural Navigation for Interactive Public Displays," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 47-55, 2013.
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