A Simple Taxonomy of Search Reduction in Direct Combination

Holland, Simon (2004). A Simple Taxonomy of Search Reduction in Direct Combination. The Open University, Milton Keynes.

Abstract

Direct Combination (DC) is a new interaction principle with the capacity to reduce users' search, particularly when interactions involve more than one object or device. The principle applies to arbitrary combinations of physical objects, virtual objects, remote objects, and subparts of objects. In this paper we distinguish between several different ways in which Direct Combination can be used to reduce search, as identified in a preliminary evaluation of a prototype DC interface.

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