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Presenting Information on Wrist-Worn Point-Light Displays

Issue: XXII.1 January + February 2015
Page: 6
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Jutta Fortmann, Heiko Müller, Wilko Heuten, Susanne Boll

Wearable devices with small form factors create a need for simple displays that present information through single light spots. What should these displays look like and how should they present information in daily life? In this work we built a light bracelet to explore this question. It consists of an LED stripe, which is controlled by Arduino components sewn onto an elastic armlet. In a preliminary user study we investigated how participants experienced self-designed light patterns in their daily lives. From the results we derived implications for the design of light patterns on wrist-worn displays.

Fortmann, J., Müller, H., Heuten, W., and Boll, S. How to present information on wrist-worn point-light displays. Proc. of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. ACM, New York, 2014.

Jutta Fortmann, University of Oldenburg
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Heiko Müller, OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology
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Wilko Heuten, OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology
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Susanne Boll, University of Oldenburg
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