Physicality in technological interface design

Andrew J. Wodehouse, Jonathon Marks

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This research explores emotional response to gesture in order to inform future product interaction design. After describing the emergence and likely role of full-body interfaces with devices and systems, the importance of emotional reaction to the necessary movements and gestures is outlined. A gestural vocabulary for the control of a web page is then presented, along with a semantic differential questionnaire for its evaluation. An experiment is described where users undertook a series of web navigation tasks using the gestural vocabulary, then recorded their reaction to the experience. A number of insights were drawn on the context, precision, distinction, repetition and scale of gestures when used to control or activate a product. These insights will be of help in interaction design, and provide a basis for further development of gestural vocabularies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnalyzing Art, Culture, and Design in the Digital Age
EditorsGianluca Mura
Place of PublicationHershey, PA.
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2015

Publication series

NameAdvances in Media, Entertainment, and the Arts
PublisherIGI Global


  • augmented reality
  • computer graphics
  • creative environments
  • cyber architecture
  • digital art
  • social media virtual art virtual
  • heritage


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