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2015 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication Workshops (PerCom Workshops) (2015)
St. Louis, MO, USA
March 23, 2015 to March 27, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-4799-8425-1
pp: 562-567
Byron Lowens , Sch. of Comput., Clemson Univ., Clemson, SC, USA
Vivian Motti , Sch. of Comput., Clemson Univ., Clemson, SC, USA
Kelly Caine , Sch. of Comput., Clemson Univ., Clemson, SC, USA
ABSTRACT
Wrist worn devices (WWDs) including fitness trackers and smart watches have been successfully employed to support various applications, ranging from gesture recognition to authentication. Despite the increasing number of WWDs in the market, their limited dimensions and capabilities make their interaction design challenging. Designers struggle to downsize interactions originally designed for mobile phones, and end users wish for interactions that are easy to use. To better understand the users' concerns regarding the interaction with WWDs, we collected feedback about existing wearable bands, and analyzed the most critical issues currently faced in the interacting interaction with such devices. The analysis of the findings enabled us to derive 10 design recommendations that can aid to improve the interaction design in novel WWDs.
INDEX TERMS
Wrist, Sensors, Watches, Object recognition, Context, Biomedical monitoring, Flexible printed circuits,user-centered design, wrist worn devices, wearable devices, interaction design, multimodality
CITATION
Byron Lowens, Vivian Motti, Kelly Caine, "Design recommendations to improve the user interaction with wrist worn devices", 2015 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication Workshops (PerCom Workshops), vol. 00, no. , pp. 562-567, 2015, doi:10.1109/PERCOMW.2015.7134099
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