Putting books back on the shelf

Norrie, L., Koelle, M., Murray-Smith, R. and Kranz, M. (2013) Putting books back on the shelf. In: 12th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, Luleå, Sweden, 2-5 Dec 2013, pp. 1-2. (doi: 10.1145/2541831.2541871)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2541831.2541871


We consider the reasons why we organise books in a physical environment and investigate whether situating interactions with a smartphone could improve the user experience of e-readers. Our prototype uses the Kinect depth sensor to detect the position of a user in relation to sections of a physical bookshelf. We also built a mobile application that allows users to browse and organise digital books by moving between each section. We present our initial observations of a user study that evaluated search and categorisation tasks with our prototype. Our findings motivate reasons to explore digital books in a physical environment and indicate issues to consider when designing situated interactions with e-readers.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:ISBN: 9781450326483
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murray-Smith, Professor Roderick and Norrie, Miss Lauren
Authors: Norrie, L., Koelle, M., Murray-Smith, R., and Kranz, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science

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