How to Design an User Interface Based on Gestures?

  • Anna C. S. MedeirosEmail author
  • Tatiana A. Tavares
  • Iguatemi E. da Fonseca
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9186)


The use of our body language to communicate with computer systems is an increasingly possible and applicable feature in the real world. This fact is intensified by the evolution of gesture recognition based commercial solutions. A gesture interface complements or replaces navigation in a conventional interface, it is up to each developer to choose the most appropriate option for their application. When opting for gesture usage, the gestures will be responsible to activate the systems functions. This work presents a gesture development process that can be used to aid the construction of gesture interfaces. The process here described, should help interface designers to incorporate gesture-based natural interaction into their applications in a more systematic way. To illustrate the Process, gestures for the actions “Select”, “Rotate”, “Translate”, “Scale” and “Stop” were developed.


Gestures Process Gesture interface Natural interaction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna C. S. Medeiros
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tatiana A. Tavares
    • 2
  • Iguatemi E. da Fonseca
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro de InformáticaUniversidade Federal da ParaíbaJoão PessoaBrazil
  2. 2.Laboratório de Aplicações de Vídeo Digital (LAVID), Centro de InformáticaUniversidade Federal da ParaíbaJoão PessoaBrazil

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