WRISTBAND.IO: expanding input and output spaces of a Smartwatch

Léa Saviot, Frederik Brudy, Steven Houben

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Abstract

Smartwatches are characterized by their small size designed for wearability, discretion, and mobileinteractions. Most of the interactivity, however, is limited to the size of the display, introducing issues such as screen occlusion and limited information density. We introduce Wristband.io, a smartwatch with an extended interaction space along the wristband, enabling (i) back-of-band interaction using a touchpad, (ii) a low resolution ambient watchband display for offscreen notification, and (iii) tangible buttons for quick, eyes-free input. Insights gained through a study show that back-of-band input increases accuracy and task completion rates for smaller on-screen targets. We probe the design space of Wristband.io with three applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA '17 Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherACM/IEEE
Pages2025-2033
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781560346566
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2017

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© Owner/Author, 2017. 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 CHI EA '17 Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3027063.3053132

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