Mobile Interaction with Pervasive User Interfaces

Enrico Rukzio

(Lancaster University)

We currently observe the trend that more and more displays can be
found in homes, office environments, buildings and public spaces.
Furthermore, it is predicted that interactive surfaces, such as Microsoft
surface and projector phones, will become pervasively available.
The presented research will show our investigation into new interaction
techniques and applications in which mobile phones interact with such
pervasive user interfaces. Through these techniques and applications, it is
possible to overcome the limited output capabilities of mobile devices,
enable multi-user applications, and to contribute or take away information.
I will present our research on Touch & Interact (touch-based mobile
interaction with displays providing e.g. map-based information for tourists
or photo sharing), Projector Phones (interaction techniques enabling mobile
interaction with large, high-resolution maps or photo collections) and
Rotating Compass (provision of personalized navigation information by public
displays). I will show the implementation and evaluation of those systems,
and will talk about their potential and shortcomings.
Tuesday 17th March 2009, 14:00
Robert Recorde Room
Department of Computer Science