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Tangible interfaces for download: initial observations from users' everyday environments

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Tangible user interfaces (TUIs) have been promoted and discussed in the HCI community for 15 years. Most reported TUIs are research prototypes, available in laboratories or museums. This paper reports an attempt to understand the impact of TUIs in users' everyday environments through a low-cost, simple set-up tangible interface for music that can be freely downloaded from a website. The system requires only a regular computer, a webcam and a printer - the physical parts of the interface can be folded out of ordinary paper. Logging interaction with the interfaces and analyzing content posted by users on the web we observed that the TUIs were accepted as normal: just interfaces to make music rather than esoteric systems.

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Costanza, Enrico, Giaccone, Matteo, Kueng, Olivier, Shelley, Simon and Huang, Jeffrey (2010) Tangible interfaces for download: initial observations from users' everyday environments At CHI EA '10: Proceedings of the 28th of the international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems. , pp. 2765-2774.

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Published date: April 2010
Venue - Dates: CHI EA '10: Proceedings of the 28th of the international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, 2010-04-01
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 270951
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/270951
PURE UUID: 55c07801-4609-40a1-b0fc-5aa5f19954b6

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Date deposited: 30 Apr 2010 15:55
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:49

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Author: Enrico Costanza
Author: Matteo Giaccone
Author: Olivier Kueng
Author: Simon Shelley
Author: Jeffrey Huang

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