Tangible Bookmarks

April 10, 2002
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Halligan 111
Speaker: Eduardo Calvillo
Host: Dr. R. Jacob


In this work we introduce Tangible Bookmarks (TBM). TBM are a part of a growing area of user interface research called Tangible User Interfaces (TUI). TUI use physical forms to represent information and data, which takes advantage of the skills already learn by humans, for whom, for example, is more natural to grab and move real objects instead of pointing and clicking on them indirectly. TBM allow Internet Browser users a more natural interaction with the information in a computer by letting them "touch" and physically arrange web pages; with TBM the user can grab web pages out of the computer, use them and then put them back in the computer. In this talk we will present the current prototype of TBM, which consist of the software embedded in a non-commercial Internet Browser and the hardware portion. This is ongoing research in the Human Computer Interaction Lab.