During mobile HCI I came across many interesting things (that is why one goes to conferences 😉 here is a selection of papers to look at – if you have more time it is worthwhile to look at the whole proceedings of mobile HCI 2008 in the ACM DL.
Gauntlet: a wearable interface for ubiquitous gaming – exploring a new gaming UI for gestures.
Mobile phones as artifacts children use in their games are discussed. Shows again how creative children are 😉
An Investigation into round touch screen Wristwatch interaction – interesting topic and good example how to do a small study. Ideas to create a tactile rim, e.g. 2 parts moving to have different tactile cues, were brought up in the discussion.
Programming with children – taking programming it into the environment away from the computer, relates to Tangible User Interfaces
Projector phone: a study of using mobile phones with integrated projector for interaction with maps
Interaction based on Speech seems possible – even in noisy environment – the paper reports interesting preliminary results in the context of a fishing boot. Interesting in-situ tests (e.g. platform in a wave tank)
Wearable computing user interfaces. Where should we put the controls and what functions do uses expect?
Learning-oriented vehicle navigation systems: a preliminary investigation in a driving simulator
Enrico Rukzio followed up the work from Munich pushing the idea of touch interaction with NFC devices further.
Color matching using a mobile phone. The idea is to use a color chart, take a photo of face with a color chart, sent by mms to server, server process look up color match, reply by sms; no software installation only using MMS, SMS. Application in cosmetics are discussed.
Using Second Life to demonstrate a concept automobile heads up display (A-HUD)