Presenter Information

Applying Popular Usability Heuristics to Gesture Interaction in the Vehicle

Thomas M Gable
Department of Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology
Email: Thomas.gable@gatech.edu

Thomas is a doctoral student in engineering psychology at Georgia Tech. Thom graduated with a BA in Psychology from The College of Wooster, and worked in the Sonification Lab as a research associate before starting the PhD program. His interests lie in the area surrounding interaction with complicated systems while multitasking, attempting to increase performance of these tasks through the application of new technologies and novel approaches to information display.

Keenan R May
Department of Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology
Email:kmay@gatech.edu

Keenan is a doctoral student in engineering psychology at Georgia Tech. He became interested in the way humans interact with technology while majoring in cognitive science at Rice University, and completed a MS in Human-Computer Interaction at Georgia Tech in 2014. His research interests center on the use of nontraditional interfaces in the vehicle

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Steffen Werner, Ph.D. [Associate Professor]
Department of Psychology – Human Factors Program, Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program, University of Idaho
Email: swerner@uidaho.edu

Steffen Werner leads the Human Cognition and Usability Lab at the University of Idaho. He teaches courses in HCI, Cognitive Neuro-science, Cognitive Psychology, and UX seminars at Idaho’s Human Factors graduate program. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Göttingen (Germany) in 1994 followed by a postdoc at MIT. His applied research projects center on visual and spatial displays, graphical passwords, driver distraction, and more recently, gesture interfaces in cars.

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Final Workshop Time Line

1:00 Welcome
1:10 Round Table / Participants Introduction
1:25 Session 1 – Gesture interaction: the big picture
1:45 Session 2 – Current applications of gesture interaction and trends
2:05 Session 3 – Heuristics for applying gesture in the Automotive HMI
2:25 Break
2:40 Session 4 – The steering wheel as touch interface: Using Thumb-based gesture interface as control inputs while driving
3:00 Session 5 – Creative design exercise
3:30 Session 6 – Design evaluation exercise
4:00 Workshop wrap-up

Workshop Logistics

Where: University of Washington, Mary Gates Hall (MGH), Rm. 271

Date: Wed. Sept 17, 2014

Time:  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (with lunch provided, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM in Mary Gates Hall Commons.)

Chartered bus transportation will be provided to all workshop registrants between the conference venue and the University of Washington (UW) campus.

Please note shuttle schedule. There will be 2 trips made from Motif Seattle to the University of Washington campus in the morning. Trip time is 25 – 30 minutes, depending on traffic.

BUS SHUTTLE SCHEDULE:

Depart Motif Seattle, 1415 Fifth Ave., Seattle, WA.
(Meet in the lobby and load buses outside of front door, on 5th Ave. A Volunteer from UW will be there to assist.)

Bus #1 will leave at 7:30 AM; Bus 2 at 7:45 AM; Bus 3 at 8:00 AM.

At least one shuttle will depart from UW to return participants to Motif Seattle between 12:30 and 1:30 PM, while another bus will pick up afternoon-only workshop attendees departing Motif at Noon, to be at UW by 12:30 PM. (Workshops start or resume at 1:30 PM.)

Local maps, bus info and shuttle assistance will be available in Mary Gates Commons. Check with onsite logistics coordinator at the lunch break for updates.

The final shuttles leave UW campus (using same boarding and drop-off area on George Washington Lane) at 4:30 PM, with trips provided as needed back to the conference venue. Trip time each way is 25 – 30 minutes, depending on traffic.

The final shuttles leave UW campus (using same boarding and drop-off area on George Washington Lane) at 4:30 PM, with trips provided as needed back to the conference venue. Trip time each way is 25 – 30 minutes, depending on traffic.

Preliminary Time Line

1:30

Welcome

1:40

Round Table / Participants introduction

2:00

Session 1 – Gesture interaction: the big picture

2:15

Group Exercise – Generating & analyzing gestures

2:35

Session 2 – Current applications of gesture interaction and trends

3:00

Session 3 – Heuristics for applying gesture in the Automotive HMI

3:20

Break

3:30

Session 4– The steering wheel as touch interface: Using Thumb-based gesture interface as control inputs while driving

3:50

Session 5 – Creative design exercise

4:30

Session 6 – Design evaluation exercise

5:00

Workshop wrap-up

Call for Papers

Call for Papers/Presentations

Papers about Gesture Interaction are being invited for a half-day workshop which will take place during the Automotive UI 2014 conference. The conference is scheduled from September 17 to September 19, 2014, in Seattle, WA, USA. The intention of this Gesture Interaction workshop is to broadcast the human factors research needs in gesture interaction and to encourage more researchers and industrial experts to begin working in this field.

We are looking for 2 to 4 industrial experts, designers, students and/or researchers to join us in offering presentations during the workshop. We invite you to send us papers or presentations about your efforts in gesture interaction by August 01, 2014. All paper (or presentation) submissions will be reviewed by at least two reviewers. You will be notified about whether your paper/presentation is accepted by August 13, 2014.

For paper submissions, please follow conference-recommended ACM SIGCHI format. The accepted paper submission will be published in the AutomotiveUI’14 adjunct proceeding (Please download the template: http://www.sigchi.org/publications/chipubform/sigchi-extended-abstracts-word-template/view)

Attached is a detailed description of the workshop.   We thank you, in advance, for your consideration and interest.  For questions, please contact:

Dr. Yu Zhang, Host of the Gesture Interaction Workshop (Email:  YU_ZHANG@denso-diam.com)

Dr. Linda Angell, Co-Host (Email: langell@touchstoneevaluations.com)

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