Exploring User Motivations for Eyes-free Interaction on Mobile Devices

2012.05 | CHI 2012

While there is increasing interest in creating eyes-free interaction technologies, a solid analysis of why users need or desire eyes-free interaction has yet to be presented. To gain a better understanding of such user motivations, we conducted an exploratory study with four focus groups, and suggest a classification of motivations for eyes-free interaction under four categories (environmental, social, device features, and personal). Exploring and analyzing these categories, we present early insights pointing to design implications for future eyes-free interactions.


mobile devices, user motivation, eyes-free


Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

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Bo Yi, Xiang Cao, Morten Fjeld, and Shengdong Zhao