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Tangible Drag-and-Drop: Transferring Digital Content with a Remote Control

  • Mathieu Hopmann
  • Daniel Thalmann
  • Frédéric Vexo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5670)

Abstract

Despite the fact that dematerialization of all our multimedia content brings advantages, the absence of physical medium brings also a lack of tangibility. This paper presents a gesture-based interface to bring back tangibility in our dematerialized multimedia content. Our concept is to apply the drag-and-drop paradigm in the real world, using a remote control as a portal between virtual content and physical devices. In order to validate our concept, we designed a prototype focused on the transfer of digital pictures between two different devices: from a TV screen to a digital photo frame. User experiment has proven that our concept brings efficiency, easiness and a natural way to interact with digital multimedia content.

Keywords

Remote Control Human Factor Multimedia Content Digital Picture Tangible User Interface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mathieu Hopmann
    • 1
  • Daniel Thalmann
    • 1
  • Frédéric Vexo
    • 1
  1. 1.VRLabEPFLSwitzerland

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