PhD Theses

Peripheral Interaction - Exploring the Design Space (2014)

PhD thesis by Doris Hausen, University of Munich, Germany

Peripheral interaction supports interaction outside of the current focus of a user. In this thesis we investigated the suitability of graspable interaction, touch and freehand gestures for peripheral interaction. Additionally we elaborate on other characteristics such as feedback and habituation as well as the evaluation of peripheral interaction devices.


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Design for Peripheral Interaction (2013)

PhD thesis by Saskia Bakker, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Interactive devices such as mobile phones play an important, but often needlessly obtrusive role in everyday life. This can be prevented when people could interact with these devices without focused attention. We designed interactive devices with which teachers can effortlessly organize their class while teaching. With a straightforward design which anticipated people's everyday abilities, devices can be useful without inappropriately attracting attention.


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Edited Book

Peripheral Interaction - Challenges and Opportunities for HCI in the Periphery of Attention (2016)

Editors: Bakker, S., Hausen, D., and Selker, T.

Computing devices have become ever more present in our everyday environments, however embedding these technologies into our routines has remained a challenge. This book explores the novel theory of peripheral interaction to rectify this. This theory examines how interactive systems can be developed in such a way to allow people to seamlessly interact with their computer devices, but only focus on them at relevant times, building on the way in which people effortlessly divide their attention over several everyday activities in day to day life.

Capturing the current state of the art within the field, this book explores the history and foundational theories of peripheral interaction, discusses novel interactive styles suitable for peripheral interaction, addresses different application domains which can benefit from peripheral interaction and presents visions of how these developments can have a positive impact on our future lives. As such, this book's aim is to contribute to research and practice in fields such as human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing and Internet of Things, a view on how interactive technology could be redesigned to form a meaningful, yet unobtrusive part of people's everyday lives.

Peripheral Interaction will be highly beneficial to researchers and designers alike in areas such as HCI, Ergonomics and Interaction Design.


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Special Issue

  • Bakker, S., Hausen, D., Hoven, E. van den, and Selker, T. (Eds.)(2015). IA&A Special Issue N.26: Designing for Peripheral Interaction: seamlessly integrating interactive technology in everyday life. View Online.

 

Workshop Proceedings

  • Bakker, S., Hausen, D., Selker, T., Hoven, E. van den, Butz, A., and Eggen, B. (Eds.)(2014). Proceedings of the CHI 2014 workshop on Peripheral Interaction: Shaping the Research and Design Space, ISSN: 1862-5207. Download PDF.
  • Hausen, D., Bakker, S., Hoven, E. van den, Butz, A., and Eggen, B. (Eds.)(2013). Proceedings of the INTERACT 2013 workshop on Peripheral Interaction: Embedding HCI in Everyday Life, ISBN: 978-0-620-57411-2. Download PDF.

 

Articles

2016
  • Bakker, S. and Niemantsverdriet, K. (2016). The Interaction-Attention Continuum: Considering Various Levels of Human Attention in Interaction Design. Accepted for publication in the International Journal of Design.
  • Heijboer, M., Hoven, E. van den, Bongers, B. and Bakker, S. (2016). Facilitating peripheral interaction: Design and evaluation of peripheral interaction for a gesture-based lighting control with multimodal feedback. Accepted for publication in Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. Access online
  • Alphen, E. van, and Bakker, S. (2016). Lernanto: Using An Ambient Display During Differentiated Instruction. In CHI 2016 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM Press, pp. 2334-2340. Access online
2015
  • Bakker, S., Hoven, E. van den, and Eggen, B. (2015). Evaluating Peripheral Interaction Design. Human-Computer Interaction.
  • Bakker, S., Hoven, E. van den, and Eggen, B. (2015). Peripheral Interaction: Characteristics and Considerations. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 19(1), pp. 239-254.
  • Bakker, S., Hausen, D., Hoven, E. van den, and Selker, T. (2015). Designing for Peripheral Interaction: Seamlessly Integrating Interactive Technology in Everyday Life. Interaction Design and Architecture(s) 26, pp. 3-5.
  • Brown, J.N.A., Oliveira, J., and Bakker, S. (2015). I am Calm: Towards a Psychoneurological Evaluation of ABC Ringtones. Interaction Design and Architecture(s) 26, pp. 55 - 69.
  • Alphen, E. van, and Bakker, S. (2015). Lernanto: an ambient display to support differentiated instruction. In Proceedings of the CSCL 2015 conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, pp. 759-760.
2014
  • Bakker, S. (2014) Peripheral interaction: Why interaction designers should be inspired by everyday attention management. Accepted for publication in Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Ergonomie, Dossier "Ontwerpen voor 'alledaagse' gebruikersbelevingen".
  • Bakker, S., Hausen, D., Selker, T., Hoven, E.A.W.H. van den, Butz, A. & Eggen, J.H. (2014). Peripheral Interaction: Shaping the Research and Design Space. In CHI 2014 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM Press, pp. 99-102.
  • Hausen, D., Loehmann, S., Lehmann, M. (2014). Everyday Peripheral Tasks vs. Digital Peripheral Tasks. In CHI 2014 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM Press, pp. 2545-2550.
  • Loehmann, S., Hausen, D. (2014). Automated Driving: Shifting the Primary Task from the Center to the Periphery of Attention. Workshop Peripheral Interaction: Shaping the Research and Design Space. In conjunction with CHI 2014 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
  • Hausen, D., Tabard, A., von Thermann, A., Holzner, K., Butz, A. (2014). Evaluating Peripheral Interaction. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI'14), ACM Press.
2013
  • Hausen, D., Bakker, S., Hoven, E. van den, Butz, A., and Eggen, B. (2013). Peripheral Interaction: Embedding HCI in the Everyday Life. Workshop at INTERACT 2013 - 14th IFIP TC13, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8119. Springer. pp. 1-3.
  • Hausen, D., Boring, S., Butz, A. (2013). The Unadorned Desk: Exploiting the Physical Space around a Display as an Input Canvas. In INTERACT 2013 - 14th IFIP TC13, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8117. Springer. pp. 140-158.
  • Hausen, D., Richter, H., Hemme, A., Butz, A. (2013). Comparing Input Modalities for Peripheral Interaction: A Case Study on Peripheral Music Control. In INTERACT 2013 - 14th IFIP TC13, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8119. Springer. pp. 162-179.
  • Bakker, S., Hoven, E. van den, and Eggen, B. (2013). FireFlies: Physical Peripheral Interaction Design for the Everyday Routine of Primary School Teachers. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI'13), ACM Press, pp. 57-64.
  • Hausen, D., Wagner, C., Boring, S., Butz, A. (2013). Comparing Modalities and Feedback for Peripheral Interaction. In CHI 2013 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM Press, pp. 1263-1268.
  • Mailvaganam, A., and Bakker, S. (2013). SpectroFlexia: interactive stained glass as a flexible peripheral information display. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI'13), ACM Press, pp. 287-290.
  • Ool, S. van, Hoven, E. van den, and Bakker, S. (2013). effMeet: peripheral interaction design for meeting management. Work-in-progress paper at the 7th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI'13).
2012
  • Bakker, S., Hoven, E. van den, and Eggen, B. (2012). Acting by hand: Informing interaction design for the periphery of people's attention. Interacting with Computers, 24(3), pp. 119-130.
  • Bakker, S., Hoven, E. van den, and Eggen, B. (2012). Knowing by ear: leveraging human attention abilities in interaction design. Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, 5(3), pp. 197-209.
  • Bakker, S., Hoven, E. van den, and Eggen, B. (2012). FireFlies: supporting primary school teachers through open-ended interaction design. In Proceedings of the 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2012), ACM Press, pp. 26-29.
  • Hausen, D., Boring, S., Polleti, J., Butz, A. (2012). Exploring Design and Combination of Ambient Information and Peripheral Interaction. In Proceedings of the 9th International ACM Conference on Designing interactive Systems (DIS '12), Work in Progress, ACM Press.
  • Hausen D. (2012). Reducing Cognitive Load by Using the Periphery of our Attention. Workshop Designing for Cognitive Limitations. In conjunction with the 9th International ACM Conference on Designing interactive Systems (DIS '12), Work in Progress.
  • Bakker, S., Hoven, E. van den, Eggen, B., and Overbeeke, K. (2012). Exploring peripheral interaction design for primary school teachers. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI'12), ACM Press, pp. 245-252.
  • Hausen. D. (2012). Peripheral Interaction: Facilitating Interaction with Secondary Tasks. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI'12), ACM Press, pp. 387-388.
  • Hausen, D., Boring, S., Lueling, C., Rodestock, S., Butz, A. (2012). StaTube: Facilitating State Management in Instant Messaging Systems. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI'12), ACM Press, pp. 283-290.
  • Zoon, H., Bakker, S., and Eggen, B. (2012). Chronoroom Clock: peripheral time awareness through sound localization. In Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD'12).
2011
  • Hausen, D., Butz, A. (2011). Extending Interaction to the Periphery. Workshop Embodied Interaction: Theory and Practice in HCI. In conjunction with 29th ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2011).
  • Bakker, S. (2011). Talking tangibles: design for peripheral interaction. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI'11), ACM Press, pp. 427-428.
  • Hausen, D., Butz, A. (2011). Entangling Ambient Information with Peripheral Interaction. Workshop Work-in-Progress at the 5th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI'11), ACM Press.
2010
  • Bakker, S., Hoven, E. van den, and Eggen, B. (2010). Exploring Interactive Systems Using Peripheral Sounds. In Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop Haptic and Audio Interaction Design (HAID'10), Springer-Verlag, pp. 55-64.
  • Bakker, S., Berg, R. van den, Pijnappel, S., and Hoven, E. van den. (2010). Sounds like home: sonification and physical interaction in the periphery and center of the attention. In Proceedings of the 3rd Interactive Sonification Workshop (ISon'10), pp. 55-58.
  • Bakker, S., Hoven, E. van den, and Eggen, B. (2010). Design for the Periphery. In Proceedings of the Eurohaptics 2010 Symposium on Haptic and Audio-Visual Stimuli: Enhancing Experiences and Interaction, pp. 71-81.