Tangible linker: Organizing and accessing digital contents using untagged tangible objects

Ho Ying Wong, Shin Takahashi, Jiro Tanaka

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Abstract

Retrieving digital contents consists in some searching operation, which requires some memory effort and can be challenging due to the large amount of contents stored by users. Bookmarks and shortcuts are commonly used to ease the process however in a short term they show the same inconveniences above. We propose a novel solution based on tangible media for mapping multiple digital contents using untagged physical objects. Users can map different kinds of related digital contents, regardless their sources, with physical objects and access directly the desired contents without requiring any search operation. Objects in our system require no modifications; instead we use computer vision for object detection and recognition using a conventional web camera. In our implementation, when an object is placed in front of the screen it becomes part of the computer desktop and can be used to retrieve information. We performed an evaluation experiment and results of the evaluation showed that most users found the system easy to use and the interface intuitive.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - APCHI-ERGOFUTURE 2010
Pages693-698
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventJoint International Conference on Asia Pasific Computer Human Interaction and Ergofuture 2010, APCHI-ERGOFUTURE 2010 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 2010 Aug 22010 Aug 6

Publication series

NameProceedings - APCHI-ERGOFUTURE 2010

Other

OtherJoint International Conference on Asia Pasific Computer Human Interaction and Ergofuture 2010, APCHI-ERGOFUTURE 2010
CountryIndonesia
CityBali
Period10/8/210/8/6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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