TR2005-069

DT Controls: Adding Identity to Physical Interfaces


    •  Dietz, P.H., Harsham, B., Forlines, C., Leigh, D., Yerazunis, W., Shipman, S., Schmidt-Nielsen, B., Ryall, K., "DT Controls: Adding Identity to Physical Interfaces", ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), , October 2005, pp. 245-252.
      BibTeX TR2005-069 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Dietz2005oct,
      • author = {Dietz, P.H. and Harsham, B. and Forlines, C. and Leigh, D. and Yerazunis, W. and Shipman, S. and Schmidt-Nielsen, B. and Ryall, K.},
      • title = {DT Controls: Adding Identity to Physical Interfaces},
      • booktitle = {ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST)},
      • year = 2005,
      • pages = {245--252},
      • month = oct,
      • isbn = {1-59593-271-2},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2005-069}
      • }
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  • Research Area:

    Human-Computer Interaction

In this paper, we show how traditional physical interface components such as switches, levers, knows and touch screens can be easily modified to identify who is activating each control. This allows us to change the function per-formed by the control, and the sensory feedback provided by the control itself, dependent upon the user. An auditing function is also available that logs each user's actions. We describe a number of example usage scenarios for our tech-nique, and present two sample implementations.

 

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