Expanding the Input Expressivity of Smartwatches with a Mechanical Watch Face
Smartwatches promise to bring enhanced convenience to common communication, creation and information retrieval tasks. Due to their prominent placement on the wrist, they must be small and otherwise unobtrusive, which limits the sophistication of interactions we can perform. This problem is particularly acute if the smartwatch relies on a touchscreen for input, as the display is small and our fingers are relatively large.
Research Team: Robert Xiao, Gierad Laput, and Chris Harrison
Robert Xiao, Gierad Laput, and Chris Harrison. 2014. Expanding the input expressivity of smartwatches with mechanical pan, twist, tilt and click. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '14). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 193–196. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/2556288.2557017