Developing interaction styles to support informal communication at home

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    Abstract

    In this paper we describe FRlDGE, an experimental prototype of an informal home messaging appliance, that combines the use of paper and electronic media. It allows two-handed input, combining a graspable user interface and pen input. The paper describes the design rationale for the application and the findings of an early user test. The less experienced participants were less forgiving about some of the limitations of the technology than the participants with more computer experience. Overall, the findings show that participants were quickly able to use the application and that they liked the idea of combining paper and electronic media.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAnalysis, design and evaluation of man-machine systems : proceedings of the IFAC/IFIP/IFORS/IEA conference, 8th, Kassel, Germany, 18-20 September 2001
    EditorsG. Johannsen
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherPergamon
    Pages609-613
    ISBN (Print)0-08-043564-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

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