Media Artist and Associate Professor of Cinematic Arts
Gesture-Based User Interfaces for Public Spaces

Gesture-based approaches are becoming an increasingly popular technique in Human Computer Interaction. Recent developments in the hardware field have made it more affordable and more reliable to use gesture-based interfaces and they are becoming more of a standard way for human users to interact with computers. Most of the research has been investigating the usage of gestures in personal and limited access situations. But gesture interfaces are promising great benefits to usage scenarios in public spaces or general access environments. This paper will summarize and evaluate the particular aspects of using gesture-based interfaces in application contexts in public and semi-public spaces.


Andreas Kratky. “Gesture-based User Interfaces for Public Spaces” in C. Stephanidis (ed.) Universal Access in HCI, Part II, HCII 2011, Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS 6766. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, Springer, 2011: 564–572


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