A physical selection paradigm for ubiquitous computing

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More natural communication with ubiquitous digital devices requires new ways of interaction between humans and computers. Although the desktop metaphor and the windows, icons, menu, and pointing device (WIMP) paradigm work well in the office computer, different means of interaction might be more suitable for mobile terminals and their communication with ambient devices, objects and services. We present three cases where physical selection1 may prove advantageous over more traditional ways of interaction. Also, we suggest different ways of realising physical selection and compare their characteristics. Finally, we give an example of physical selection in the case of activating and reading a temperature sensor wirelessly. In the future, we shall investigate the possibility of implementing the physical selection paradigm with mobile phones and Personal Digital Assistants.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmbient Intelligence, EUSAI 2003
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-39863-9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event1st European Symposium on Ambient Intelligence, EUSAI 2003 - Veldhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 3 Nov 20034 Nov 2003
Conference number: 1

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


Conference1st European Symposium on Ambient Intelligence, EUSAI 2003
Abbreviated titleEUSAI 2003

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