Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble Équipe Ingénierie de l'Interaction Homme-Machine

Équipe Ingénierie de l'Interaction

Description des tâches avec un système interactif multiutilisateur et multimodal : Etude comparative de notations

In JIPS 3(3). pages 1:1-1:33. 2015.

Frédéric Jourde, Yann Laurillau, Laurence Nigay

C. Martinie & S. Caffiau (Eds.)


Multi-user multimodal interactive systems involve multiple users who can use multiple interaction modalities. Multi-user multimodal systems are becoming more prevalent, especially systems based on large shared multi-touch surfaces or video game centers such as Wii or Xbox. In this article we address the description of the tasks with such interactive systems. We review existing notations for the description of tasks with a multi-user multimodal interactive system and focus particularly on tree-based notations. For elementary tasks (e.g. actions), we also consider the notations that describe multimodal interaction. The contribution is then a comparison of existing notations based on a set of organized concepts. While some concepts are general to any notation, other concepts are specific to human-computer interaction, or to multi-user interaction and finally to multimodal interaction.