I was a student assistant and postgraduated research assistant at the media computing group. I joined the insitu lab in Paris, where I work with Wendy Mackay on new tangible interfaces and new interaction paradigms at large public displays. For my PhD I get a grant for 3 years from INRIA - the french national institute for research in computer science and control.
I wrote my diploma thesis about SLAP, Silicone Illuminated Active Peripherals, under supervision of Malte Weiss.
SLAP, or Silicone Illuminated Active Peripherals, are translucent tangible widgets, cast from silicone or build from acrylic. SLAP Widgets consists of keyboards, key- pads, sliders, and knobs and are used on vision-based multi-touch tabletops. Multi-touch tables enable user to interact naturally via direct manipulation with the interface. However, interaction with planar surfaces lacks tactile feedback. It gives the user clues or guides the users movements. Thus, they can operate or position their hands without visual attention.
Conventional opaque physical objects lack dynamic relabeling. On the other side, interaction with graphical objects on touch screens lack tactile feedback. SLAP combines the beneﬁts of real world physical objects and dynamic virtual objects. By bridging this gap, SLAP supports eyes-free interaction and input accuracy. Individual marker pattern beneath each widget identify the widget and its identity. Movable parts, such as the slider and knob are also tagged by a marker to indicate their status to the table’s camera.
Since the widgets are translucent the tables rear projection provides the appropriate labeling depending on what virtual object the widget is connected to. An connection of a tangible control to an virtual object has to be established by the user.
- Julie Wagner. SLAP, Silicone Illuminated Active Peripherals. Diploma Thesis, RWTH Aachen University,2009.
- Malte Weiss, Julie Wagner, Yvonne Jansen, Roger Jennings, Ramsin Khoshabeh, James D. Hollan and Jan Borchers. SLAP Widgets: Bridging the Gap Between Virtual and Physical Controls on Tabletops. In CHI '09: Proceedings of the 27th international conference on Human factors in computing systems, pages 481–490, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2009.
- Malte Weiss, Julie Wagner, Roger Jennings, Yvonne Jansen, Ramsin Khoshabeh, James D. Hollan and Jan Borchers. SLAP Widgets: Bridging the Gap Between Virtual and Physical Controls on Tabletops. In CHI '09: Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pages 3229–3234, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2009.
- Malte Weiss, Julie Wagner, Roger Jennings, Yvonne Jansen, Ramsin Khoshabeh, James D. Hollan and Jan Borchers. SLAPbook: Tangible Widgets on Multi-touch Tables in Groupware Environments. In TEI '09: Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on Tangible and embedded interaction, pages 297–300, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2009.
- Malte Weiss, Roger Jennings, Julie Wagner, James D. Hollan, Ramsin Khoshabeh and Jan Borchers. SLAP: Silicone Illuminated Active Peripherals. In Extended Abstracts of Tabletop '08, pages 37–38,2008.