An Intuitive and Personal Projection Interface for Enhanced Self-management

  • Doreen Scheller
  • Benjamin Bauer
  • Andrea Krajewski
  • Claudius Coenen
  • Dirk Siegmund
  • Andreas Braun
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10922)


Smart environments offer a high potential to improve intuitive and personal interactions in our everyday life. Nowadays, we often get distracted by interfaces and have to adapt ourselves to the technology, instead of the interfaces focusing on the human needs. Especially in work situations, it is important to focus on the essential in terms of goal setting and to have a far-reaching vision about ourselves. Particularly with regard to self-employment, challenges like efficient self-management, regulated work times and sufficient self-reflection arise. Therefore, we present ‘Selv’, a novel transportable device that is intended to increase user productivity and self-reflection by having an overview about obligations, targets and success. ‘Selv’ is an adaptive interface that changes its interactions in order to fit into the user’s everyday routine. Our approach is using a pen on a projected interface. Adapting to our own feeling of naturalness ‘Selv’ learns usual interactions through handwriting recognition. In order to address users needs, it is more likely to built a mutual relationship and to convey a new feeling of an interface in a personal and natural way. This paper includes an elaborate concept and prototypical realization within the internet of things environment. We conclude with an evaluation of testings and improvements in terms of interactions and hardware.


Natural user interface Personal interaction Internet of things Intuitive interaction Tangible design Handwriting recognition Self-management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Doreen Scheller
    • 1
    • 2
  • Benjamin Bauer
    • 1
    • 2
  • Andrea Krajewski
    • 1
  • Claudius Coenen
    • 1
  • Dirk Siegmund
    • 2
  • Andreas Braun
    • 2
  1. 1.Hochschule Darmstadt, University of Applied SciencesDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD)DarmstadtGermany

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