Perceptual User Interface Framework for Immersive Information Retrieval Environments (An Experimental Framework for Testing and Rapid Iteration)

Markos Mentzelopoulos, Jeffrey Ferguson, Aristidis Protopsaltis


The use of perceptual inputs is an emerging area within HCI that suggests a developing Perceptual User Interface (PUI) that may prove advantageous for those involved in mobile serious games and immersive social network environments. Since there are a large variety of input devices, software platforms, possible interactions, and myriad ways to combine all of the above elements in pursuit of a PUI, we propose in this paper a basic experimental framework that will be able to standardize study of the wide range of interactive applications for testing efficacy in learning or information retrieval and also suggest improvements to emerging PUIs by enabling quick iteration. This rapid iteration will start to define a targeted range of interactions that will be intuitive and comfortable as perceptual inputs, and enhance learning and information retention in comparison to traditional GUI systems. The work focuses on the planning of the technical development of two scenarios, and the first steps in developing a framework to evaluate these and other PUIs for efficacy and pedagogy.


perceptual; Perceptual User Interface (PUI); Human Computer Interaction (HCI); serious games; Graphical User Interface (GUI)

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) – eISSN: 1865-7923
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