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Supporting device discovery and spontaneous interaction with spatial references

Gellersen, Hans; Fischer, Carl; Guinard, Dominique; Gostner, Roswitha; Kortuem, Gerd; Kray, Christian; Rukzio, Enrico and Streng, Sara (2008). Supporting device discovery and spontaneous interaction with spatial references. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 13(4) pp. 255–264.

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The RELATE interaction model is designed to support spontaneous interaction of mobile users with devices and services in their environment. The model is based on spatial references that capture the spatial relationship of a user�s device with other co-located devices. Spatial references are obtained by relative position sensing and integrated in the mobile user interface to spatially visualize the arrangement of discovered devices, and to provide direct access for interaction across devices. In this paper we discuss two prototype systems demonstrating the utility of the model in collaborative and mobile settings, and present a study on usability of spatial list and map representations for device selection.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2008 Springer-Verlag
ISSN: 1617-4909
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetUK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council [GR/S77097/01, ‘‘Relative Positioning of Mobile Objects’’]
Not SetNot SetEuropean Commission [013790, ‘‘RELATE’’]
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Keywords: spontaneous interaction; spatial user interface; relative positioning
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 31638
Depositing User: Gerd Kortuem
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2012 09:21
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2018 16:45
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