Computing at Glasgow University
Paper ID: 8307
DCS Tech Report Number: TR-2006-228

Excitatory Multimodal Interaction on Mobile Devices
Williamson,J. Murray-Smith,R. Hughes,S.

Publication Type: Tech Report (internal)
Appeared in: DCS Technical Report Series
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Publisher: Dept of Computing Science, University of Glasgow
Year: 2006

Shoogle is a novel, intuitive interface for sensing data within a mobile device, such as presence and properties of text messages or remaining resources. It is based around active exploration: devices are shaken, revealing the contents rattling around ``inside''. Vibrotactile display and realistic impact sonification create a compelling system. Inertial sensing is used for completely eyes-free, single-handed interaction that is entirely natural. Prototypes are described running both on a PDA and on a mobile phone with a wireless sensor pack. Scenarios of use are explored where active sensing is more appropriate than the dominant alert paradigm.

Keywords: audio, vibrotactile, accelerometer, multimodal, mobile, shaking, excitation

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