TicQR: Flexible, Lightweight Linking of Paper and Digital Content Using Mobile Phones

  • Jennifer Pearson
  • Simon Robinson
  • George Buchanan
  • Matt Jones
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8120)


In this paper we introduce TicQR – a photo-based checkbox-enabled interface which bridges the physical and digital document domains, allowing automatic download or processing of useful data from paper documents. There is a long demonstrated need for people to be able to connect between printed material and digital information and services. By using a combination of image recognition and QR codes we are able to detect user marks on paper documents via a single photograph taken with a standard smart phone. This information can then be used to access the equivalent digital content, save contacts or URLs, or even order goods directly from local retailers.


Paper documents tick boxes QR Codes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jennifer Pearson
    • 1
  • Simon Robinson
    • 1
  • George Buchanan
    • 2
  • Matt Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.FIT LabSwansea UniversityUK
  2. 2.Centre for HCI DesignCity UniversityUK

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