Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Papier-Mache: Toolkit Support for Tangible Input

Scott R. Klemmer, Jack Li, James Lin and James A. Landay

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-03-1278
2003

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2003/CSD-03-1278.pdf

Tangible user interfaces (TUIs) augment the physical world by integrating digital information with everyday physical objects. Currently, building these UIs requires "getting down and dirty" with input technologies such as computer vision. Consequently, only a small cadre of technology experts can currently build these UIs. Based on a literature review and structured interviews with nine TUI researchers, we created Papier-Mache, a toolkit for building tangible interfaces using computer vision, electronic tags, and barcodes. Papier-Mache introduces a high-level event model for working with these technologies that facilitates technology portability. For example, an application can be prototyped with computer vision and deployed with RFID. We present an evaluation of our toolkit with six class projects and a user study with seven programmers, finding the input abstractions, technology portability, and monitoring window to be highly effective.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Klemmer:CSD-03-1278,
    Author = {Klemmer, Scott R. and Li, Jack and Lin, James and Landay, James A.},
    Title = {Papier-Mache: Toolkit Support for Tangible Input},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {2003},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2003/6363.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-03-1278},
    Abstract = {Tangible user interfaces (TUIs) augment the physical world by integrating digital information with everyday physical objects. Currently, building these UIs requires "getting down and dirty" with input technologies such as computer vision. Consequently, only a small cadre of technology experts can currently build these UIs. Based on a literature review and structured interviews with nine TUI researchers, we created Papier-Mache, a toolkit for building tangible interfaces using computer vision, electronic tags, and barcodes. Papier-Mache introduces a high-level event model for working with these technologies that facilitates technology portability. For example, an application can be prototyped with computer vision and deployed with RFID. We present an evaluation of our toolkit with six class projects and a user study with seven programmers, finding the input abstractions, technology portability, and monitoring window to be highly effective.}
}

EndNote citation:

%0 Report
%A Klemmer, Scott R.
%A Li, Jack
%A Lin, James
%A Landay, James A.
%T Papier-Mache: Toolkit Support for Tangible Input
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 2003
%@ UCB/CSD-03-1278
%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2003/6363.html
%F Klemmer:CSD-03-1278