, Volume 37, Issue 5, pp 464–473

A Research Overview of Mobile Projected User Interfaces


DOI: 10.1007/s00287-014-0819-z

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Huber, J. Informatik Spektrum (2014) 37: 464. doi:10.1007/s00287-014-0819-z


In the last few years, the miniaturization of projectors has gained certain momentum. Today, projectors are available that can easily fit into the palm of a hand. Moreover, these devices are even being integrated into mobile phones. Mobile projectors allow users to project digital imagery into physical space virtually anywhere and anytime. The unique characteristics of small-scale projectors open up interesting opportunities for mobile user interface research. This article provides a comprehensive overview of research on mobile projected user interfaces according to three pertinent research directions: (i) nomadic, (ii) handheld, and (iii) tangible projection interfaces. Furthermore, the article outlines future research challenges and indicates trends in neighboring research fields that might foster innovation in the mobile projected user interfaces domain.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MIT Media LabCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Singapore University of Technology and DesignSingaporeSingapore

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