Tap'n'shake:gesture-based smartwatch-smartphone communications system


Smartwatches have recently seen a surge in popularity, and the new technology presents a number of interesting opportunities and challenges, many of which have not been adequately dealt with by existing applications. Current smartwatch messaging systems fail to adequately address the problem of smartwatches requiring two-handed interactions. This paper presents Tap 'n' Shake, a novel gesture-based messaging system for Android smartwatches and smartphones addressing the problem of two-handed interactions by utilising various motion-gestures within the applications. The results of a user evaluation carried out with sixteen subjects demonstrated the usefulness and usability of using gestures over two-handed interactions for smartwatches. Additionally, the study provides insight into the types of gestures that subjects preferred to use for various actions in a smartwatch-smartphone messaging system.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3010915.3010983
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
Additional Information: -© ACM 2016. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in Proceedings of the 28th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction OzCHI '16, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, 29 Nov - 02 Dec 2016, pp. 442-446. ISBN 9781450346184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3010915.3010983.
Event Title: 28th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2016-11-29 - 2016-12-02
ISBN: 978-1-4503-4618-4
PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2016-11-29
Accepted Date: 2016-11-01
Authors: McGuckin, Steven
Chowdhury, Soumyadeb (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-8074-248X)
Mackenzie, Lewis



Version: Accepted Version

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