Motoki Miura

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Conventional web browsers are designed to display a single web page for each window. A reader who wants to follow a link to a new web page while continuing to display the previous web page must do so by utilizing the “open link in new window” menu feature. Having done so, the reader may then control the positions and dimensions of both the old and the new(More)
Portable handheld devices inherently involve difficulties with methods of input due to their compact size. Several approaches to attach extra sensors have been proposed, but these have not enabled size or exterior design to be minimized. We propose a novel and simple input technique for handheld devices that makes use of a stylus in a holder that is twisted(More)
This paper introduces our design of “AirTransNote,” a computer-mediated learning system that employs digital pen devices to minimize student’s exertion in classrooms. But although the design frees students from PC operation the teachers still have to handle their PC during their lectures. We have enhanced the system by introducing an RFID technique in which(More)
We developed AirTransNote, an interactive learning system augmented by digital pens and PDAs for each student. All notes written on regular paper sheets are immediately digitized and transmitted to teacher’s PC and recognized to generate feedback. Also since the students’ drawings can be projected on a screen, our system helps students to recall their(More)
Note taking is a fundamental activity for learning, and many software tools which enable students to take digitized notes have been proposed. Digitized notes are advantageous because they can be easily edited, rearranged, and shared. Although many note-taking tools have been proposed, there has been little research to examine the effect of note annotation(More)
Typically, practitioners of the KJ method use paper labels and four-colored ball-point pens to externalize their thoughts and ideas during the process. A similar approach and method is used in group KJ lessons. However, due to the large paper size required, this approach is limited in effective capturing and sharing of outcomes. Considering the merits of(More)
We developed AirTransNote, a computer-mediated classroom collaboration system. The system enables real-time note-sharing. AirTransNote manages notes written by students on paper and enables the teacher to browse through the notes or show them to the students. AirTransNote can analyze students’ answers, helping the teacher better understand their problems.(More)
In our previous work, we developed AirTransNote, a student notesharing system that facilitates collaborative and interactive learning during regular lectures in conventional classrooms. Because taking notes on paper is a regular activity, our system does not impose an extra burden on students who share notes. However, in order to improve the effectiveness(More)
Practitioners of the Jiro Kawakita (KJ) method, a method for organizing ideas, typically use paper labels and four-colored ball-point pens to record their ideas during the creative thinking process. A similar approach is used in group KJ method sessions; however, the effectiveness of capturing and sharing the diagrams and information is limited because of(More)
Conventional tabletop systems have focused on communication with virtual data, using phicons or physical objects as handles. This approach is versatile, given the full use of a horizontal display. However, we consider that an another approach can be formulated that can support normal specific tasks on a table. We have developed a card-handling activity(More)