WatchThru: Expanding Smartwatch Displays with Mid-air Visuals and Wrist-worn Augmented
Proceedings of CHI 2017 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors
in Computing Systems), ACM, pp. 716-721
Dirk Wenig, Johannes Schöning, Alex
Olwal, Mathias Oben, Rainer Malaka
We introduce WatchThru, an interactive method for extended wrist-worn display on
commercially-available smartwatches. To address the limited visual and interaction
space, WatchThru expands the device into 3D through a transparent display. This
enables novel interactions that leverage and extend smartwatch glanceability. We
describe three novel interaction techniques, Pop-up Visuals, Second Perspective and
Peek-through, and discuss how they can complement interaction on current devices.
We also describe two types of prototypes that helped us to explore standalone
interactions, as well as, proof-of-concept AR interfaces using our platform.