Malte Weiß
HCI Research · Software Development

SLAP Widgets: Bridging the Gap Between Virtual and Physical Controls on Tabletops

Live demonstration at conference by Malte Weiss, Julie Wagner, Roger Jennings, Yvonne Jansen, Ramsin Khoshabeh, James D. Hollan, Jan Borchers

In CHI '09: Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, 2009.

BibTeX citation
@inproceedings{weiss2009c,
author = {Malte Weiss and Julie Wagner and Roger Jennings and Yvonne Jansen and Ramsin Khoshabeh and James D. Hollan and Jan Borchers},
title = {SLAP Widgets: Bridging the Gap Between Virtual and Physical Controls on Tabletops},
booktitle = {CHI '09: Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
pages = {3229--3234},
location = {Boston, MA, USA},
publisher = {ACM},
year = {2009},
isbn = {978-1-60558-247-4},
doi = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1520340.1520462},
address = {New York, NY, USA}
}

Abstract

We present Silicone iLluminated Active Peripherals (SLAP), a system of tangible, transparent widgets for use on vision-based multi-touch tabletops. SLAP Widgets are cast from silicone or made of acrylic and include sliders, knobs, keyboards, and keypads. They add tactile feedback to multi-touch tables and can be dynamically relabeled with rear projection. They are inexpensive, battery-free, and untethered widgets combining the flexibility of virtual objects with tangible affordances of physical objects. Our demonstration shows how SLAP Widgets can augment input on multitouch tabletops with modest infrastructure costs.

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