Reflective Interaction Capabilities by Use of Ambient Manuals for an Ambient Light-Control

  • Daniel Burmeister
  • Andreas Schrader
  • Bashar Altakrouri
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 618)


Intelligent Environments like Smart Homes consist of a variety of interconnected devices, which are increasingly controlled by NUI. However, provided interaction possibilities and functionality are often not obvious to users. Illustrating such scenario, we’ve developed an ambient light-control using two NUI devices for interaction. Building on this, four ambient manuals reflectively explaining available interaction possibilities and functionality on different output devices were developed in a participatory design process. With a total of 60 subjects all manuals were evaluated regarding workload.


Ambient manuals Reflective interaction capabilities Light-control Natural user interfaces 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Burmeister
    • 1
  • Andreas Schrader
    • 1
  • Bashar Altakrouri
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of TelematicsUniversity of LübeckLübeckGermany

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