Cut and Paste: Ambient Interaction Using Annotated Cut-Outs
We present a novel way of interacting with an ambient environment through semantic cut-out images. These images represent resources that appear on a regular image shot by a camera – people, buildings, anything of interest – which are cut out of the original image and pasted into a new image with transparent background. Hence these images can be placed in a different context such as a background that tells more about a resource’s current state. By annotating cut-outs and incorporating them in user interfaces for ambient environments, we show how the interaction experience within such environments can be made more personal, visually appealing and intuitive. To this end, we first transform a series of images and their cut-outs into a visual knowledge base.
KeywordsAugmented Reality Ambient Environment Ambient Interaction Ordinary User Application Prototype
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 1.Fellbaum, C. (ed.): WordNet: An Electronic Lexical Database (Language, Speech, and Communication). MIT Press (1998)Google Scholar
- 3.Suzuki, G., Aoki, S., Iwamoto, T., Maruyama, D., Koda, T., Kohtake, N., Takashio, K., Tokuda, H.: u-Photo: Interacting with Pervasive Services Using Digital Still Images. In: Gellersen, H.-W., Want, R., Schmidt, A. (eds.) PERVASIVE 2005. LNCS, vol. 3468, pp. 190–207. Springer, Heidelberg (2005)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
- 4.Vanderhulst, G., Luyten, K., Coninx, K.: Pervasive Maps: Explore and Interact with Pervasive Environments. In: 8th International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PERCOM 2010), pp. 227–234 (2010)Google Scholar
- 5.Yee, K.P., Swearingen, K., Li, K., Hearst, M.: Faceted Metadata for Image Search and Browsing. In: International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2003), pp. 401–408 (2003)Google Scholar