In this research activity, we study potential factors that influence touch-based interaction, which are supported by results in related embodied cognition research.

In particular, we studied the influence of semantic weight in a touch-based drag and drop task. Simply put, we intended to answer the question: “Do people drag the representation of a smaller and lighter real world object (e.g., the image of an apple) different than the representation of a heavier and larger real world object (e.g., the image of a car) on a touch screen?” In a user study, we reproduced predicted effects from neuroscience (i.e., that the meaning of words and images activate action tendencies related to the meaning of the represented objects) and demonstrated, in a touch-related typical HCI task, their manifestation in finger movement on a state of the art touch-enabled device. In a related study, we embedded the Stroop-effect into a drag and drop task on a touch-screen and explored the influence of workload on measures explaining fingertip movement.

 

 

Contact: Ilhan Aslan

Research by

Related Publications

2013

Aslan, Ilhan; Murer, Martin; Fuchsberger, Verena; Fugard, Andrew; Tscheligi, Manfred

Workload on Your Fingertips: The Influence of Workload on Touch-based Drag and Drop Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 2013 ACM international conference on Interactive tabletops and surfaces, pp. 417–420, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2013, ISSN: 978-1-4503-2271-3.

Links | BibTeX

Aslan, Ilhan; Murer, Martin; Fuchsberger, Verena; Fugard, Andrew; Tscheligi, Manfred

Drag and Drop the Apple: The Semantic Weight of Words and Images in Touch-based Interaction Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, pp. 159–166, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2013, ISSN: 978-1-4503-1898-3.

Links | BibTeX