Investigating the design space of smartwatches combining physical rotary inputs

Brulé, Emeline, Bailly, Gilles, Serrano, Marcos, Teyssier, Marc and Huron, Samuel (2017) Investigating the design space of smartwatches combining physical rotary inputs. International Conference on Association Francophone d'Interaction Homme-Machine, Poitiers, France, August 29 - September 01, 2017. Published in: Proceedings of the 29th Conference on l'Interaction Homme-Machine. 13-20. Association for Computing Machinery ISBN 9781450351096

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Watches benefit from a long design history. Designers and engineers have successfully built devices using rotary physical inputs such as crowns, bezels, and wheels, separately or combined. Smart watch designers have explored the use of some of these inputs for interactions. However, a systematic exploration of their combinations has yet to be done. We investigate the design space of interactions with multiple rotary inputs through a three stages exploration. (1) We build upon observations of a collection of 113 traditional or electronic watches to propose a typology of physical rotary inputs for watches. (2) We conduct two focus groups to explore combination of physical rotary inputs. (3) We then build upon the output of these focus groups to design a low fidelity prototype, and further discuss the potential and challenges of rotary inputs combinations during a third focus group.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Research Centres and Groups: Creative Technology
Subjects: T Technology
Depositing User: Emeline Brule
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2019 15:22
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2019 09:54

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