Paper has been repeatedly recognized as an important medium for exchanging, editing and managing documents throughout the document life-cycle. Despite their static nature, paper documents still represent one of the preferred way of handling information in different situations, such as in office environments, on the move or in collaboration. In order to overcome the limitations of paper and exploit the advantages of digital interfaces, new technologies for interactive paper have been introduced in recent years. Technologies such as the Anoto Digital Pen and Paper enable users to access digital information through interactions with printed copies. Links to digital content and services are defined on paper and activated when users interact with the paper sheet by means of a digital pen.
We are exploring a range of different Paper-DIgital interactions that aim at better integrating Paper documents with digital services and appications. As Sellen and Harper describe in their book "The Myth of the Paperless Office"
"Rather than pursue the ideal of the paperless office, we should work toward a future in which paper and electronic document tools work in concert and organizational processes make optimal use of both."
In our research we look at Paper-Digital Interactions in a variety of domains, such as healthcare, online social networks, observational research, interaction with wall displays, and augmented office environments, and we study how to best integrate digital aids and paper documents to better support the specific everyday activity.
- HIPerPaper / HIPerFace
- Write-n-Speak / Tap & Play
- N. Weibel, A. Fouse, C. Emmenegger, W. Friedman, E.Hutchins, and J. Hollan, Digital Pen and Paper Practices in Observational Research, Proc. CHI 2012, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Austin, TX, USA, May 2012
- A. Piper, N. Weibel and J. Hollan, TAP & PLAY: An End-User Toolkit for Authoring Interactive Pen and Paper Language Activities, Proc. CHI 2012, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Austin, TX, USA, May 2012
- L. Cowan, N. Weibel, L. Pina, J.. Hollan, and W. Griswold. Ubiquitous Sketching for Social Media, Proc. MobileHCI 2011, Stockholm, Sweden, September 2011
- A. Piper, N. Weibel and J.Hollan, Write-N-Speak: Authoring Multimodal Digital-Paper Materials for Speech-Language Therapy, Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS), July 2011
- A. Fouse, N. Weibel, E. Hutchins and J. Hollan, ChronoViz: A system for supporting navigation of time-coded data, Extended Abstracts of CHI 2011, SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Vancouver, Canada, May 2011
- J. Steimle, N. Weibel, S. Olberding, M. Mülhäuser and J. Hollan, PLink: Paper-Based Links for Cross-Media Information Spaces, Extended Abstract of CHI 2011, SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Vancouver, Canada, May 2011
- N. Weibel, A. Fouse, E. Hutchins and J. D. Hollan, Supporting An Integrated Paper-Digital Workflow for Observational Research, Proc. IUI 2011, Palo Alto, CA, February 2011
- N. Weibel, L. Cowan, L. Pina, W. Griswold and J. Hollan, Enabling Social Interactions through Real-Time Sketch-Based Communication, Demo Proceedings of UIST 2010, 23rd ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, New York, NY, October 2010
- N. Weibel, A. Piper and J. Hollan, Exploring Pen and Paper Interaction with High-Resolution Wall Displays, Extended Abstracts of UIST 2010, 23rd ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, New York, NY, October 2010
- N. Weibel, A. Piper and J. Hollan, HIPerPaper: Introducing Pen and Paper Interfaces for UltraScale Wall Displays, Demo Proceedings of UIST 2010, 23rd ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, New York, NY, October 2010
- A. Piper, N. Weibel and J. D. Hollan, Introducing Multimodal Paper-Digital Interfaces for Speech-Language Therapy, Proceedings of ASSETS 2010, 12th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, Orlando, Florida, October 2010, Best Student Paper Award