Reflective Interaction Capabilities by Use of Ambient Manuals for an Ambient Light-Control

Daniel Burmeister, Andreas Schrader, Bashar Altakrouri


Intelligent Environments like Smart Homes consist of a variety of interconnected devices, which are increasingly controlled by NUI. However, provided interaction possibilities and functionality are often not obvious to users. Illustrating such scenario, we've developed an ambient light-control using two NUI devices for interaction. Building on this, four ambient manuals reflectively explaining available interaction possibilities and functionality on different output devices were developed in a participatory design process. With a total of 60 subjects all manuals were evaluated regarding workload.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI International 2016 – Posters' Extended Abstracts
EditorsConstantine Stephanidis
Number of pages7
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Publication date22.06.2016
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-40541-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-40542-1
Publication statusPublished - 22.06.2016
Event18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 17.07.201622.07.2016
Conference number: Part II

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