Acting on a visual world : the role of perception in multimodal HCI

Abstract : Following the ecological theory of perception, this paper investigates multimodal referring acts in Human-Computer Interaction. Preliminary results from a simulation experiment allow to: (a) clarify the effect of perceptual organization on multimodal communication; (b) provide guidelines for designing effective multimodal interfaces. Demonstrating that both the verbal and the gestural part of a referential act are influenced by perception, we confirm the need and the utility of taking into account perceptual organization to analyze referential expressions in a more robust way. As a conclusion, we show how these results can lead to an actual implementation of a gesture interpretation module directed by the reference analysis process.
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Frédéric Wolff, Antonella de Angeli, Laurent Romary. Acting on a visual world : the role of perception in multimodal HCI. AAAI '98 Workshop: Representations for Multi-modal Human-Computer Interaction, Jul 1998, Madison, Wisconsin, United States. 6 p. ⟨inria-00107515v2⟩

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