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Title: I Bet You Look Good on the Wall: Making the Invisible Computer Visible
Authors: VERMEULEN, Jo
SLENDERS, Jonathan
LUYTEN, Kris
CONINX, Karin
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: SPRINGER, PO BOX 17, 3300 AA DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS
Citation: Proceedings of AmI '09, the Third European Conference on Ambient Intelligence. p. 196-205.
Series/Report: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5859
Abstract: The design ideal of the invisible computer, prevalent in the vision of ambient intelligence (AmI), has led to a number of interaction challenges. The complex nature of AmI environments together with limited feedback and insuffient means to override the system can result in users who feel frustrated and out of control. In this paper, we explore the potential of visualising the system state to improve user understanding. We use projectors to overlay the environment with a graphical representation that connects sensors and devices with the actions they trigger and the effects those actions produce. We also provided users with a simple voice-controlled command to cancel the last action. A small first-use study suggested that our technique might indeed improve understanding and support users in forming a reliable mental model.
Notes: The design ideal of the invisible computer, prevalent in the vision of ambient intelligence (AmI), has led to a number of interaction challenges. The complex nature of AmI environments together with limited feedback and insuffient means to override
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/10586
ISI #: 000277842800024
ISBN: 978-3-642-10519-7
ISSN: 0302-9743
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Validation: ecoom, 2011
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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