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A taxonomy for and analysis of tangible interfaces
  • K. Fishkin
  • Computer Science
  • Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
  • 1 September 2004
TLDR
A spectrum-based taxonomy is presented, which unifies previous categorizations and definitions, integrates the notion of “calm computing,” reveals a previously un-noticed trend in the field, and suggests design principles appropriate for different areas of the spectrum. Expand
Mapping and localization with RFID technology
TLDR
A probabilistic measurement model for RFID readers that allow us to accurately localize RFID tags in the environment and demonstrates how such maps can be used to localize a robot and persons in their environment. Expand
Inferring activities from interactions with objects
TLDR
The key observation is that the sequence of objects a person uses while performing an ADL robustly characterizes both the ADL's identity and the quality of its execution. Expand
Toolglass and magic lenses: the see-through interface
TLDR
Toolglass widgets are new user interface tools that can appear, as though on a transparent sheet of glass, between an application and a traditional cursor, and form a see-through interface that offers many advantages over traditional controls. Expand
Bridging physical and virtual worlds with electronic tags
TLDR
A novel combination of inexpensive, unobtrusive and easy to use RFID tags, tag readers, portable computers and wireless networking demonstrates theility of invisibly, seamlessly and portably linking physical objects to networked electronic services and actions that arenaturally associated with their form. Expand
Squeeze me, hold me, tilt me! An exploration of manipulative user interfaces
TLDR
Three different interaction prototypes that were embedded onto two handheld devices of dramatically different form factors are discussed, and user feedback and reactions to these prototypes are described. Expand
RFID-based techniques for human-activity detection
The iBracelet and the Wireless Identification and Sensing Platform promise the ability to infer human activity directly from sensor readings.
Mining models of human activities from the web
TLDR
A new class of sensors, based on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags, can directly yield semantic terms that describe the state of the physical world, and is shown how to mine definitions of activities in an unsupervised manner from the web. Expand
Enhanced dynamic queries via movable filters
TLDR
This paper extends dynamic queries by encoding each operand of the query as a Magic Lens filter, a system that supports multiple simultaneous general real-valued queries on databases with incomplete data, while maintaining the simple visual interface of dynamic query systems. Expand
The movable filter as a user interface tool
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