Robert Fraher

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Introduction "Long long ago, when wishing still could lead to something, there lived a king whose daughters all were beautiful, but the youngest was so beautiful that the sun itself, who has seen so many things, simply marveled every time it shone on her face." (Grimms' Fairy Tales, No.1, The Frog King) From this brief snippet of a fairy tale and its title,(More)
This paper presents a design exploration research project in which principles derived from Gestalt theory were applied as a framework for guiding human-computer interaction (HCI). The analysis contained within examines how a Gestalt approach to HCI can be used to enhance engagement and promote user interaction. The concepts discussed in this analysis are(More)
This demonstration involves two interactive prototypes that explore how rich media (e.g., animation, sound) and keyboard interaction can be used to aesthetically enhance an unconventional interaction technique known as a bubble cursor [3]. The project's methodology can be understood as design exploration research [2]. The theoretical framework used to guide(More)
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