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Investigating User Tolerance for Errors in Vision-Enabled Gesture-Based Interactions

Karam, Maria and schraefel, m.c. (2006) Investigating User Tolerance for Errors in Vision-Enabled Gesture-Based Interactions At AVI, Italy.

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In this paper, we describe our investigation into user tolerance of recognition errors during hand gesture interactions with visual displays. The study is based on our proposed interaction model for investigating gesture based interactions, focusing on three elements: Interaction context, system performance and user goals. This Wizard of Oz experiment investigates how recognition system accuracy rates and task characteristics in both desktop and ubiquitous computing scenarios can influence user tolerance for gesture interactions. Results suggest that interaction context is a greater influence on user tolerance than system performance alone, where recognition error rates can potentially reach 40\% before users will abandon gestures and use an alternate interaction mode in a ubiquitous computing scenario. Results also suggest that in a desktop scenario, traditional input methods are more appropriate than gestures.

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Published date: 2006
Additional Information: Event Dates: May 2006
Venue - Dates: AVI, Italy, 2006-05-01
Keywords: gestures, ubiquitous computing, Wizard-of-Oz Experiment
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity


Local EPrints ID: 262206
PURE UUID: 7cf71e1c-69d3-490c-9048-babbf5e01f24

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Date deposited: 29 Mar 2006
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:53

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Author: Maria Karam
Author: m.c. schraefel

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