The 6th finger: Practical challenges in thedDesign of a multitouch audio appliance

Autoren Wolfgang Beer
Christian Salomon
Mario Winterer
Karl Putzhammer
Bernhard Schauer
Thomas Rechberger
Editoren
TitelThe 6th finger: Practical challenges in thedDesign of a multitouch audio appliance
BuchtitelProceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '15)
Typin Konferenzband
ISBN978-1-4503-3146-3
DOI10.1145/2702613.2702961
MonatApril
Jahr2015
Seiten743-749
SCCH ID#1472
Abstract

Effective multitouch interaction does not reduce itself to a simple tracking of fve fngers, there are several emerging effects that could prevent intuitive interaction in industrial appliances. This use-case describes practical challenges that were documented during the design and implementation of a holistic user interaction design in the domain of high-end audio equipments. The engineering process had to combine tangible user interface controls with state-of-the-art multitouch software fader panels in an intuitive way. This work also gives some background information about complex distributed audio routing equipment and user interaction along with technology and usability issues that appear during the design of a multitouch appliance. Several experiments were implemented in order to gain empiric data to substantiate our practical fndings.