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The Smart Phone: A Ubiquitous Input Device
January-March 2006 (vol. 5 no. 1)
pp. 70-77
Rafael Ballagas, RWTH Aachen University
Jan Borchers, RWTH Aachen University
Michael Rohs, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Jennifer G. Sheridan, Lancaster University
Smart phones provide a rich set of tools that let users control and interact with their environments. Because these feature-packed mobile phones are pervasive, they might become the default physical interface for ubiquitous computing applications, providing the foundation for new interaction paradigms. A brief tour illustrates the technologies currently available for using the smart phone as an input device. The overview structures existing interaction techniques in a preliminary design space that helps identify the range of existing techniques as well as key design considerations for deploying these interaction techniques in real-world applications. Such an analysis can help inspire applications beginning to use these technologies and inform the design of future smart phone interaction techniques.
Index Terms:
mobile phones, camera phones, smart phones, input devices, input design space, interaction styles, interaction techniques, large displays
Citation:
Rafael Ballagas, Jan Borchers, Michael Rohs, Jennifer G. Sheridan, "The Smart Phone: A Ubiquitous Input Device," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 70-77, Jan.-March 2006, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2006.18
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