Title: Human-to-human interfaces: emerging trends and challenges

Authors: Antonio Gentile, Antonella Santangelo, Salvatore Sorce, Salvatore Vitabile

Addresses: Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Universita di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, Edificio 6, 90128 Palermo, Italy; InformAmuse S.r.l., c/o Consorzio ARCA, Viale delle Scienze, Edificio 16, 90128 Palermo, Italy. ' InformAmuse S.r.l., c/o Consorzio ARCA, Viale delle Scienze, Edificio 16, 90128 Palermo, Italy. ' Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Universita di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, Edificio 6, 90128 Palermo, Italy; InformAmuse S.r.l., c/o Consorzio ARCA, Viale delle Scienze, Edificio 16, 90128 Palermo, Italy. ' Dipartimento di Biopatologia e Biotecnologie Mediche e Forensi, Universita di Palermo, Via del Vespro, 129, 90127 Palermo, Italy

Abstract: We present a new research domain, human-to-human interaction (HHI) that describes how today|s human interaction is largely indirect and mediated by a wide variety of technologies and devices. We show how this new and exciting field of design originates from the convergence of a few well-established research areas, such as traditional graphical user interfaces (GUIs), tangible user interfaces (TUIs), touchless gesture user interfaces (TGUIs), voice user interfaces (VUIs), and brain computer interfaces (BCIs). We analyse and describe current research in those areas and offer a first-hand view and presentation of its salient aspects for the human-to human interaction domain.

Keywords: human-to-human interfaces; human-to-human interaction; HHI; human-computer interface; HCI; human-human interface; human-computer interaction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSC.2011.039103

International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing, 2011 Vol.1 No.1, pp.3 - 17

Published online: 26 Mar 2015 *

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