Subtle, natural and socially acceptable interaction techniques for ringterfaces : finger-ring shaped user interfaces
Rissanen, Mikko J.
Fernando, Owen Noel Newton
Date of Issue2013
International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction (15th : 2013 : Las Vegas, US)
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Centre of Social Media Innovations for Communities (COSMIC)
This study analyzes interaction techniques in previously proposed 16 user interface concepts that utilize the form factor of a finger-ring, i.e. “ringterfaces”. We categorized the ringterfaces according to their interaction capabilities and critically examined how socially acceptable, subtle and natural they are. Through this analysis we show which kind of ringterfaces are likely to become general-purpose user interfaces and what factors drive their development toward commercial applications. We highlight the need for studying context awareness in ambient intelligence environments and end-user programming in future research on ringterfaces.
© 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by 15th International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39351-8_6].