Tangible Meets Gestural (TEI'15)

Tangible Meets Gestural: Comparing and Blending Post-WIMP Interaction Paradigms - First Workshop on Tangible Gesture Interaction (TEI'15,Stanford)

More and more objects of our everyday environment are becoming smart and connected, offering us new interaction possibilities. Tangible interaction and gestural interaction are promising communication means with these objects in this post-WIMP interaction era. Although based on different principles, they both exploit our body awareness and our skills to provide a richer and more intuitive interaction. Occasionally, when user gestures involve physical artifacts, tangible interaction and gestural interaction can blend into a new paradigm, i.e., tangible gesture interaction [1]. This workshop fosters the comparison among these different interaction paradigms and offers a unique opportunity to discuss their analogies and differences, as well as the definitions, boundaries, strengths, application domains and perspectives of tangible gesture interaction. Participants from different backgrounds are invited.

[1]Hoven, E., Mazalek, A.: Grasping gestures: Gesturing with physical artifacts. Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing. 25, 255–271. (2011)

Acknowledgments: This work has been supported by Hasler Foundation in the framework of “Living in Smart Environments” project. 

Leonardo Angelini
University of Applied Sciences 
and Arts Western Switzerland leonardo.angelini@hes-so.ch

Denis Lalanne
University of Fribourg denis.Lalanne@unifr.ch

Omar Abou Khaled 
University of Applied Sciences
and Arts Western Switzerland

Elise van den Hoven
1 Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building, University of
Technology, Sydney, Australia
2 Industrial Design Department, Eindhoven University of
Technology, the Netherlands

Ali Mazalek
Synaesthetic Media Lab
1 Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada
2 Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA 

Elena Mugellini
University of Applied Sciences
and Arts Western Switzerland
Fribourg, Switzerland