Voice Snapping: Inclusive Speech Interaction Techniques for Creative Object Manipulation

Aziz, Farkhandah and Creed, Chris and Sarcar, Sayan and Frutos-Pascual, Maite and Williams, Ian (2022) Voice Snapping: Inclusive Speech Interaction Techniques for Creative Object Manipulation. In: DIS2022 – Designing Interactive Systems, 13th - 17th June 2022, Online.

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Voice input holds significant potential to support people with physical impairments in producing creative visual design outputs, although it is unclear whether well-established interaction methods used for manipulating graphical assets within mainstream creative applications (typically operated via a mouse, keyboard, or touch input) also present benefits for speech interaction. We present three new voice controlled approaches utilizing interface snapping techniques for manipulating a graphical object’s dimensions: NoSnap, UserSnap, and AutoSnap. A user evaluation with people who have physical impairments (N=25) found that each method enabled participants to successfully control a graphical object’s size across a series of design tasks, although the automated snapping approach utilized within AutoSnap was found to be more efficient, accurate, and usable. Subjective feedback from participants also highlighted a strong preference for AutoSnap over the other techniques in terms of efficiency and ease of use.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1145/3532106.3533452
20 April 2022Accepted
13 June 2022Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Voice Interaction; Inclusive Visual Design; Object Manipulation; Accessibility; Assistive Technology
Subjects: CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-01 - computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Depositing User: Chris Creed
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2022 15:01
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 12:00
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13295

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