Trackmate : large-scale accessibility of Tangible User Interfaces
Author(s)Kumpf, Adam (Adam A.)
Track mate : large-scale accessibility of Tangible User Interfaces
Trackmate : large-scale accessibility of TUIs
Large-scale accessibility of Tangible User Interfaces
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.
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There is a long history of Tangible User Interfaces (TUI) in the community of human-computer interaction, but surprisingly few of these interfaces have made it beyond lab and gallery spaces. This thesis explores how the research community may begin to remedy the disconnect between modern TUIs and the everyday computing experience via the creation and dissemination of Trackmate, an accessible (both ubiquitous and enabling) tabletop tangible user interface that scales to a large number of users with minimal hardware and configuration overhead. Trackmate is entirely open source and designed: to be community- centric; to leverage common objects and infrastructure; to provide a low floor, high ceiling, and wide walls for development; to allow user modifications and improvisation; to be shared easily via the web; and to work alongside a broad range of existing applications and new research interface prototypes.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, 2009.Includes bibliographical references (p. 95-99).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.; Program in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.