Gestural interaction on the steering wheel - Reducing the visual demand

Tanja Döring*, Dagmar Kern, Paul Marshall, Max Pfeiffer, Johannes Schöning, Volker Gruhn, Albrecht Schmidt

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Abstract

Cars offer an increasing number of infotainment systems as well as comfort functions that can be controlled by the driver. In our research, we investigate new interaction techniques that aim to make it easier to interact with these systems while driving. We suggest utilizing the steering wheel as an additional interaction surface. In this paper, we present two user studies conducted with a working prototype of a multi-touch steering wheel. In the first, we developed a user-defined steering wheel gesture set, and in the second, we applied the identified gestures and compared their application to conventional user interaction with infotainment systems in terms of driver distraction. The main outcome was that driver's visual demand is reduced significantly by using gestural interaction on the multi-touch steering wheel.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2011 - 29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings and Extended Abstracts
Pages483-492
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2011
Event29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011: Connecting - Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 7 May 201112 May 2011
Conference number: 29
http://www.chi2011.org/

Conference

Conference29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011
Abbreviated titleCHI 2011
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period7/05/1112/05/11
OtherThe ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference of human-computer interaction. CHI 2011 focuses on leveraging our diversity and connecting people, cultures, technologies, experiences, and ideas.
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Keywords

  • Automotive user interfaces
  • Driver distraction
  • Gestural input
  • Multi-touch
  • User-defined gestures
  • Visual demand

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    Döring, T., Kern, D., Marshall, P., Pfeiffer, M., Schöning, J., Gruhn, V., & Schmidt, A. (2011). Gestural interaction on the steering wheel - Reducing the visual demand. In CHI 2011 - 29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings and Extended Abstracts (pp. 483-492) https://doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979010