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Title: Photo-Based User Interfaces: Picture It, Tag It, Use It
Authors: VANDERHULST, Geert
LUYTEN, Kris
CONINX, Karin
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Springer
Citation: On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2009 Workshops: vol. 5872. p. 610-615.
Series/Report: Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS series
Abstract: Pervasive environments can be hard to confgure and interact with using handheld computing devices, due to the mismatch between physical and digital worlds. Usually, smart resources in the user's vicinity are discovered and presented in a menu on the user's device from where they can be accessed. However, in environments with many embedded resources it becomes hard to identify resources by means of a textual description and to get aware of the tasks they support. As an alternative to menu-driven interfaces, we demonstrate annotated photos as a means for controlling a pervasive environment. We present as part of our approach a tool that enables people to picture their own environment and use photos as building blocks to create an interactive digital view on their surroundings. To demonstrate and evaluate our approach, we engineered a pervasive prototype application that is operated through a photo-based user interface and assembled using ontologies.
Notes: Expertise Centre for Digital Media, Hasselt University - transnationale Universiteit Limburg - IBBT, Wetenschapspark 2, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium - Geert Vanderhulst: geert.vanderhulst@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/10619
DOI:  10.1007/978-3-642-05290-3_75
ISI #: 000279915700066
ISBN: 978-3-642-05289-7
ISSN: 0302-9743
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Validation: ecoom, 2011
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