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Papers/Notes: Tangible UI

Tuesday, April 13
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Touch-Display Keyboards: Transforming Keyboards into Interactive Surfaces
Florian Block, Lancaster University, Computing Department, UK
Hans Gellersen, Lancaster University, Computing Department, UK
Nicolas Villar, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK

Touch-Display Keyboards (TDKs) combine the physical qualities of conventional keyboards with dynamic display and touch-sensing. We explore the design-space of the TDK and contribute a series of novel interaction techniques.

iCon: Utilizing Everyday Objects as Additional, Auxiliary and Instant Tabletop Controllers
Kai-Yin Cheng, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Rong-Hao Liang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Bing-Yu Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Rung-Huei Liang, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Sy-Yen Kuo, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

We explored the possible design to utilize everyday objects on the tabletop as additional, auxiliary and instant controllers in low precision, low engagement, and medium-to-high frequency of use scenario.

 Lumino: tangible blocks for tabletop computers based on glass fiber bundles
Patrick Baudisch, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
Torsten Becker, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
Frederik Rudeck, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany

Lumino building blocks allow tabletop computers based on diffuse illumination to recognize objects arranged in a three-dimensional structure.

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