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Issue No. 01 - January-March (2006 vol. 5)
ISSN: 1536-1268
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.
mobile phones, camera phones, smart phones, input devices, input design space, interaction styles, interaction techniques, large displays

J. G. Sheridan, J. Borchers, R. Ballagas and M. Rohs, "The Smart Phone: A Ubiquitous Input Device," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 5, no. , pp. 70-77, 2006.
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