“Gesture” is the word of the day at Google

The Google Research site usually has some fascinating updates.  I like to scan the recent publications and guess where Google is headed next.

From the last few publications listed, it seems there is an intense interest in gesture technology and capabilities.

Here are some of their most recent publications, taken from their website:

  • “Gesture Coder: A Tool for Programming Multi-Touch Gestures by Demonstration”, Hao Lü, Yang LiCHI 2012: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
    [pdf] [search]
  • “Bootstrapping Personal Gesture Shortcuts with the Wisdom of the Crowd and Handwriting Recognition”, Tom Ouyang, Yang LiCHI 2012: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
    [pdf] [search]
  • “Tap, Swipe, or Move: Attentional Demands for Distracted Smartphone Input”, Matei Negulescu, Jaime Ruiz,Yang Li, Edward Lank, AVI 2012: International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces.
    [pdf] [search]
  • “Understanding information preview in mobile email processing”, Kimberly A. Weaver, Huahai Yang, Shumin ZhaiMobile HCI, 2011, pp. 303-312.
    [abstract] [dl.acm.org] [pdf] [search]
  • “A Comparative Evaluation of Finger and Pen Stroke Gestures”, Huawei Tu, Xiangshi Ren, Shumin ZhaiACM CHI 2012 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (to appear).
    [abstract] [pdf] [search]

Looks lke that Gmail Motion Beta April Fools Day joke from 2011 has quite a bit of truth to it.

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