Towards a Sensible Integration of Paper-Based Tangible User Interfaces into Creative Work Processes

In: CHI '09 Extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems
Boston, MA, USA: ACM Press (2009), S. 4627-4732
ISBN: 978-1-60558-247-4
Buchaufsatz / Kapitel / Fach: Informatik; Wirtschaftswissenschaften
We live in a hybrid world where standard computers
with graphical user interfaces (GUIs) have become an
integral part of our daily life. Additionally, novel user
interfaces like tangible user interfaces (TUIs) are
among emerging interaction styles that offer new
potential as tools for supporting creative tasks and
weak-structured workflows. In order to meet the users’
needs, the most suitable user interface for a task
should be chosen and different kinds of user interfaces
have to be integrated appropriately. We addressed
these topics and applied a generative framework to
structure and analyze a creative work process in the
domain of Art History. On this basis, we designed the
integration of TUI and GUI elements and constructed as
well as tested a tabletop TUI to support creative work.