Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

S. Glawischnig, R. Appel, R. Zach, A. Mahdavi:
"Usability Testing of Human Interface Devices For BUIuilding Information Systems";
Talk: Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2013, Prag, Tschechische Republik; 2013-07-22 - 2013-07-24; in: "IADIS International Conference Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2013", IADIS (ed.); (2013), Paper ID F017, 8 pages.

English abstract:
Building Information Systems encompass complex data (e.g., energy use, indoor climate, building systems' states). This information must be understandable for users with differing educational and professional backgrounds. Building information terminals are used frequently. Using them requires some learning process. The present contribution compares three input devices to identify the one that facilitates the best learning experience. A usability study with 30 participants is conducted. The compared input hardware options are keyboard and mouse, a touch screen, and a gesture input device. Gesture input allows using a computer without direct physical contact with the device. An RGB optical sensor (red, green, blue) and an infrared sensor capture the users' body movements. The detected gestures are translated into commands. The study uses a web based open source building information system that is developed at the Department of Building Physics and Building Ecology, Vienna University of Technology (VUT), Austria.

German abstract:
none - see english version

Building Information System, Usability, Gesture Input

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