ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., III-2, 113-120, 2016
http://www.isprs-ann-photogramm-remote-sens-spatial-inf-sci.net/III-2/113/2016/
doi:10.5194/isprs-annals-III-2-113-2016
 
02 Jun 2016
GAZE AND FEET AS ADDITIONAL INPUT MODALITIES FOR INTERACTING WITH GEOSPATIAL INTERFACES
A. Çöltekin1, J. Hempel2, A. Brychtova1, I. Giannopoulos3, S. Stellmach4, and R. Dachselt5 1Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2HMI specification at IAV GmbH, Berlin, Germany
3Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
4Microsoft, Seattle, USA
5Interactive Media Lab, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Keywords: Interfaces, User Interfaces, Multimodal Input, Foot Interaction, Gaze Interaction, GIS, Usability Abstract. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are complex software environments and we often work with multiple tasks and multiple displays when we work with GIS. However, user input is still limited to mouse and keyboard in most workplace settings. In this project, we demonstrate how the use of gaze and feet as additional input modalities can overcome time-consuming and annoying mode switches between frequently performed tasks. In an iterative design process, we developed gaze- and foot-based methods for zooming and panning of map visualizations. We first collected appropriate gestures in a preliminary user study with a small group of experts, and designed two interaction concepts based on their input. After the implementation, we evaluated the two concepts comparatively in another user study to identify strengths and shortcomings in both. We found that continuous foot input combined with implicit gaze input is promising for supportive tasks.
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Citation: Çöltekin, A., Hempel, J., Brychtova, A., Giannopoulos, I., Stellmach, S., and Dachselt, R.: GAZE AND FEET AS ADDITIONAL INPUT MODALITIES FOR INTERACTING WITH GEOSPATIAL INTERFACES, ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., III-2, 113-120, doi:10.5194/isprs-annals-III-2-113-2016, 2016.

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