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Substitutional Reality video now online

The video accompanying our research paper on Substitutional Reality is now online on youtube!

“Select & Apply: Understanding How Users Act Upon Objects Across Devices” accepted at Personal and Ubiquitous Computing

Our paper was just accepted at the Personal and Ubiquitous Computing journal. As our interactions increasingly cut across diverse devices, we often encounter situations where we find information on one device but wish to use it on another device for instance a phone number spotted on a public display but wanted on a mobile. We conceptualise this problem as Select & Apply and contribute two user studies where we presented participants with eight different scenarios involving different device combinations, applications and data types. In the first, we used a think-aloud methodology to gain insights on how users currently accomplish such tasks and how they ideally would like to accomplish them. In the second, we conducted a focus group study to investigate which factors influence their actions. Results indicate shortcomings in present support for Select & Apply and contribute a better understanding of which factors affect cross-device interaction.

Publications

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A.L. Simeone, M.K. Chong, C. Sas, and H. Gellersen.
Select & Apply: Understanding How Users Act Upon Objects Across Devices
Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, vol. 19(5), Feb. 2015. Springer, 1-16.

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As our interactions increasingly cut across diverse devices, we often encounter situations where we find information on one device but wish to use it on another device for instance a phone number spotted on a public display but wanted on a mobile. We conceptualise this problem as Select Apply and contribute two user studies where we presented participants with eight different scenarios involving different device combinations, applications and data types. In the first, we used a think-aloud methodology to gain insights on how users currently accomplish such tasks and how they ideally would like to accomplish them. In the second, we conducted a focus group study to investigate which factors influence their actions. Results indicate shortcomings in present support for Select Apply and contribute a better understanding of which factors affect cross-device interaction.
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Paper on Substitutional Reality accepted at CHI 2015!

I’m delighted to report that the full paper I wrote with my colleagues Eduardo Velloso and Hans Gellersen while at Lancaster University has been officially accepted for inclusion in the CHI 2015 program.

Substitutional Reality

The paper provides an investigation of the concept of “Substitutional Reality” in the context of Virtual Reality. In a Substituional Virtual Environment, every physical object is substituted by a different virtual object. So that while we are looking at our desk, in such an immersive environment it could appear as a futuristic command console. Our umbrella could appear as a Lightsaber and so on. In this way we can use the passive feedback from the physical environment to substantiate more engaging Virtual Reality experiences.

The paper explores this novel design space with two user studies investigating increasing level of mismatch between the physical proxy and the virtual equivalent. The goal was to determine when this mismatch would negatively affect the suspension of disbelief and level of engament so that future designers of Substitutional Reality content could build on our findings.

Presentation at MUM 2013

Presentation at MUM 2013I presented my work titled “A Cross-Device Drag-and-Drop Technique” at MUM 2013, in Luleä, Sweden. See the video and download all resources related to the short paper and demo here after the jump.

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A.L. Simeone, J. Seifert, D. Schmidt, P. Holleis, E. Rukzio, and H. Gellersen.
A Cross-Device Drag-and-Drop Technique
In Proceedings of Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia 2013 (MUM 2013). ACM, article 10.

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A.L. Simeone, J. Seifert, D. Schmidt, P. Holleis, E. Rukzio, and H. Gellersen.
Technical Framework Supporting a Cross-Device Drag-and-Drop Technique
Demo at Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia 2013 (MUM 2013). ACM, article 40.

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Many interactions naturally extend across smart-phones and devices with larger screens. Indeed, data might be received on the mobile but more conveniently processed with an application on a larger device, or vice versa. Such interactions require spontaneous data transfer from a source location on one screen to a target loca- tion on the other device. We introduce a cross-device Drag-and- Drop technique to facilitate these interactions involving multiple touchscreen devices, with minimal effort for the user. The technique is a two-handed gesture, where one hand is used to suitably align the mobile phone with the larger screen, while the other is used to select and drag an object between devices and choose which application should receive the data.
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We present the technical framework supporting a cross-device Drag-and-Drop technique designed to facilitate interactions involving multiple touchscreen devices. This technique supports users that need to transfer information received or produced on one device to another device which might be more suited to process it. Furthermore, it does not require any additional instrumentation. The technique is a two-handed gesture where one hand is used to suitably align the mobile phone with the larger screen, while the other is used to select and drag an object from one device to the other where it can be applied directly onto a target application. We describe the implementation of the framework that enables spontaneous data-transfer between a mobile device and a desktop computer.
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Paper accepted at MUM 2013

Our paper titled “A Cross-Device Drag-and-Drop Technique” has been officially accepted at the ACM conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia. The conference will be held in Luleå, Sweden, December 2-5.

Paper accepted at ITS 2012

Our paper titled “MobiSurf: Improving Co-located Collaboration through Integrating Mobile Devices and Interactive Surfaces” has been officially accepted at the ACM conference on Interactive Tabletops & Surfaces. The conference will be held in Cambridge (MA), USA.

This paper is based on the research I carried during the second half of my first year at Lancaster University.

Paper accepted at VL/HCC 2012

As of yesterday, our paper titled “Informing the Design of Situated Glyphs for a Care Facility” has been officially accepted at the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing 2012. The conference will be held in Innsbruck, Austria.

This work is the result of my first research work here at Lancaster University on a visual language used in situated displays supporting care facilities.

Hello

I’m Adalberto Simeone, a Research Associate at the Embedded Interactive Systems (EIS) group at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. Here you will find information about my current and past projects. Feel free to contact me at a.simeone at lancaster.ac.uk

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