Exploring the Potential of Peripheral Interaction through Smart Furniture

Kathrin Probst, David Lindlbauer, Michael Haller, Bernhard Schwartz, Andreas Schrempf

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During everyday office work we are used to controlling our computers with keyboard and mouse, whereas the physical space around us remains largely unattended. Addressing this untapped potential, we follow an approach that is based on gestural interaction with smart furniture interfaces, subtly blended into the work environment. Adding to existing work on peripheral interaction, we provide a case study of a novel input technique that turns a flexible chair into a ubiquitous input device within an office environment. We propose using imprecise semaphoric chair gestures to support alwaysavailable, hands-free, and eyes-free interaction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorkshop on Peripheral Interaction: Shaping the Research and Design Space at CHI 2014
Publication statusPublished - May 2014
EventCHI 2014 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 26 Apr 20141 May 2014


ConferenceCHI 2014


  • peripheral interaction
  • smart furniture
  • gestural interaction
  • embodied interaction


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