Tesselina Späth Stephanie Schleicher
Basic switches or rotary light switches only offer limited options to modify indoor light. It’s either on/off or the brightness that can be regulated. Current smart home systems offer a bigger variety of options to regulate light via smartphone applications. Using the smartphone, or voice assistants to control the lights surely is effective but it’s adding another layer to the interaction.
Our research was focused on finding natural and intuitive gestures to regulate and interact with light in somebody’s »smart« home. We designed a prototype with the Leap Motion Controller and Processing, in which we were simulating a 3D room situation with a 2D interface. Through a usability test we found out what gestures were most intuitive and user friendly and what gestures would cause problems in a more realistic setting.
Gestural interaction Home control