PLink

Paper-Based Links for Cross-Media Information Spaces / TU Darmstadt and UCSD 2011-2012


Digital media is becoming increasingly immanent at our workplaces, mixing up with more traditional media, such as Pen & Paper. In this project we opted for preserving the unique affordances of both medias by allowing for creating links to digital information on paper. We allow for various formats, ranging between small stickers to tabletop sized deskpads. We conducted a multi-week field study. Our results show that the persistency and the ability to spatially structure both digital and handwritten information supports the everyday life of knowledge workers.

Publications

PLink: Paper-Based Links for Cross-Media Information Spaces

Jürgen Steimle, Nadir Weibel, Simon Olberding, James D. Hollan: PLink: Paper-Based Links for Cross-Media Information Spaces, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2011) Extended Abstracts, ACM Press, 2011. [DOI]

Microanalysis of Active Reading Behavior to Inform Design of Interactive Desktop Workspaces

M. Hong, A.M. Piper, N. Weibel, S. Olberding, and J. Hollan: Microanalysis of Active Reading Behavior to Inform Design of Interactive Desktop Workspaces. Proceeding ITS ’12 Proceedings of the 2012 ACM international conference on Interactive tabletops and surfaces. [DOI]

People

Dr. Jürgen Steimle Simon Olberding
Dr. Nadir Weibel
Prof. Jim Hollan