E-scale : unity of location and time, increasing bandwidth and enhancing physical learning does matter

C.C.M. Hummels, C.J. Overbeeke

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    Abstract

    In this paper we explain that we focus on tangible interaction, because the physical world is inherently meaningful for people, i.e. we perceive the world in terms of what we can do with it, in terms of our skills. By physically interacting with the world this meaning emanates. We elucidate this principle by means of E-scale, a tangible device to enter answers on questionnaires into a computer. Meaning is created by coupling the graphical layout of the scales on the questionnaires, to the layout of buttons on E-scale, and by enabling to slide down E-scale along the scales while entering data. The results from our experiment show that unity of location and time, increasing bandwidth by controlling multiple parameters simultaneously and physical learning and thus development of bodily skills, increase usability (reduce time) as well as experience (overall satisfaction). We hope that sharing the rationale behind our TEI designs and research might contribute to the discussion about the strengths and weaknesses of TEI.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Second International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction, Bonn, Germany, 18 - 20 February 2008 : TEI'08
    Place of PublicationNew York, USA
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    Pages173-176
    ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-004-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event2nd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI 2008) - Bonn, Germany
    Duration: 18 Feb 200820 Feb 2008
    Conference number: 2
    http://www.tei-conf.org/08/

    Conference

    Conference2nd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI 2008)
    Abbreviated titleTEI '08
    CountryGermany
    CityBonn
    Period18/02/0820/02/08
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