Exploring multimodality in the laboratory and the field

Lynne Baillie*, Raimund Schatz

*Corresponding author for this work

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There are new challenges to us, as researchers, on how to design and evaluate new mobile applications because they give users access to powerful computing devices through small interfaces, which typically have limited input facilities. One way of overcoming these shortcomings is to utilize the possibilities of multimodality. We report in this paper how we designed, developed, and evaluated a multimodal mobile application through a combination of laboratory and field studies. This is the first time, as far as we know, that a multimodal application has been developed in such a way. We did this so that we would understand more about where and when users envisioned using different modes of interaction and what problems they may encounter when using an application in context.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)1595930280
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event7th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces 2005 - Trento, Italy
Duration: 4 Oct 20056 Oct 2005


Conference7th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces 2005
Abbreviated titleICMI'05


  • Action Scenarios
  • Mobile applications and devices
  • Multimodal Interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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