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Smart objects can be smart because of the information and communication technology that is added to human-made artifacts. It is not, however, the technology itself that makes them smart but rather the way in which the technology is integrated, and...
Cooperative augmentation of mobile smart objects with projected displays
David Molyneaux, Hans Gellersen, Joe Finney
Article No.: 7
Sensors, processors, and radios can be integrated invisibly into objects to make them smart and sensitive to user interaction, but feedback is often limited to beeps, blinks, or buzzes. We propose to redress this input-output imbalance by...
Embodying services into physical places: Toward the design of a mobile environment browser
Pierrick Thebault, Dominique Decotter, Mathieu Boussard, Monique Lu
Article No.: 8
The tremendous developments in mobile computing and handheld devices have allowed for an increasing usage of the resources of the World Wide Web. People today consume information and services on the go, through smart phones applications capable of...
An analysis of input-output relations in interaction with smart tangible objects
Evelien van de Garde-Perik, Serge Offermans, Koen van Boerdonk, Kars-Michiel Lenssen, Elise van den Hoven
Article No.: 9
This article focuses on the conceptual relation between the user's input and a system's output in interaction with smart tangible objects. Understanding this input-output relation (IO relation) is a prerequisite for the design of meaningful...
Section: Introduction to the special issue on interaction with smart objects
Introduction to the special section on eye gaze and conversation
Elisabeth André, Joyce Chai
Article No.: 10
This editorial introduction first explains the origin of this special section. It then outlines how each of the two articles included sheds light on possibilities for conversational dialog systems to use eye gaze as a signal that reflects aspects...
Gaze awareness in conversational agents: Estimating a user's conversational engagement from eye gaze
Ryo Ishii, Yukiko I. Nakano, Toyoaki Nishida
Article No.: 11
In face-to-face conversations, speakers are continuously checking whether the listener is engaged in the conversation, and they change their conversational strategy if the listener is not fully engaged. With the goal of building a conversational...
Gaze and turn-taking behavior in casual conversational interactions
Kristiina Jokinen, Hirohisa Furukawa, Masafumi Nishida, Seiichi Yamamoto
Article No.: 12
Eye gaze is an important means for controlling interaction and coordinating the participants' turns smoothly. We have studied how eye gaze correlates with spoken interaction and especially focused on the combined effect of the speech signal and...