While the portability of mobile devices makes them desirable for pervasive access to information, their small screen real estate and the lack of peripheral input devices often impose restriction on the amount of information to be displayed and manipulated on them. This talk provides an overview of our work that explores the ways the mobile screens can be used with large external displays to complement the inherent limitations of each device and create an enhanced user experience. This work is particularly focused on the analysis of visual attention switch and its impact on user performance for designing an interaction space distributed across heterogeneous display devices.
Umer Rashid is a PhD student in School of Computer Science, University of St. Andrews. He received his BS in computer systems engineering from GIK Institute, Pakistan and MS in Information & Communications from Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology, South Korea. His research interests include software engineering and human-computer-interaction in context-aware pervasive computing environments.