Bachelorarbeit BCLR-2015-42

Ogando, Sophie: Enhancing the Visual Output of Smart Watches using Garment-Based Displays.
Universität Stuttgart, Fakultät Informatik, Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Bachelorarbeit Nr. 42 (2015).
71 Seiten, englisch.
CR-Klassif.H.5.2 (Information Interfaces and Presentation User Interfaces)

In the last few years, smartwatches started to become popular. Many large-scale manufacturers have begun releasing their smartwatches. Despite this fact smartwatches still have constraints, that limit their usage. The biggest constraint of smartwatches is the small screen size, which restricts input and output capabilities. This work focuses on enhancing the output capabilities of smartwatches using garment-based displays. Current research suggests that garment-based displays will become feasible in the near future. This would enable the possibility to utilize garment-based displays as an extension for the smartwatch screen. Considering that there are many possible positions on the body for a garment-based display, we explored the users’ location preferences for body-attached displays. Since a low-resolution display prototype was built to simulate a garment-based display, we also explored users’ preferences for visualizing information on low-resolution displays. One common use-case for smartwatches that is limited by the screen size is the interaction with maps. As this work focuses on enhancing the output capabilities of the smartwatch, a new off-screen visualization technique using the display prototype is proposed as a way to minimize this limitation. We then implemented the offscreen visualization technique and conducted a user study in which we compared our approach to two known off-screen visualization techniques.

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Abteilung(en)Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Visualisierung und Interaktive Systeme, Visualisierung und Interaktive Systeme
BetreuerSchmidt, Prof. Albrecht; Schneegaß, Stefan
Eingabedatum16. November 2018
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