Ambient Media for Peripheral Information Display
Hans-W. Gellersen, Albrecht Schmidt and Michael Beigl
TecO, University of Karlsruhe,
In our everyday lives, we use surrounding living and working environments
to arrange physical information artefacts such as books, pictures and calendars.
However, when it comes to consumption of computer-based information, this
is almost entirely based on attending to screens that separate us from
our surroundings. In this paper, we explore the augmentative use of non-computer
artefacts in our surroundings for peripheral display of digital information.
We discuss system integration of such ambient media, the mapping of information
to ambient media, and issues of flexibility and user control. Ambient media
have been in everyday use in our work environment, and we report observations
from which we conclude their utility as extensions to our digital information
Ambient Media, Augmented reality, Calm technology, Linking virtual and
physical world, Peripherial awareness, Ubiquitous computing.
Personal Technologies Volume 3(4), December 1999. pp199-208.
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