Aims and Objectives

23 Oct


My aim is to cenceptualise, design, develop and evaluate an improved human computer interface by providing people with information within the physical environment, free from the confines of the desktop computer. The purpose of the project is to merge how we interact with the physical world and how we interact with the digital world. I aim to bring the aesthetics of everyday life into Human Computer Interaction (HCI).

The project will use a Tangible User Interface (TUI) and ambient media with natural, real world concepts to appeal to peripheral senses. The TUI will be in the centre of the user’s attention while the ambient media will provide background information and feedback.


1. Identify a source of information

2. Create a sensitive and responsive (non intrusive) environment/use familiar everyday objects

3. Create an intuitive interface

4. Provide information through reality based interaction/natural implicit interaction

5. Provide feedback and/or additional information through the use of ambient media

Main sources of ideas and inspiration

Tangible Bits: Towards Seamless Interfaces between People, Bits and Atoms – Hiroshi Ishii and Brygg Ulmer

Tangible Computing in Everyday Life – Elise van den Hoven and Berry Eggen

Reality-Based Interaction – Tufts University and MIT Media Lab

Grouping Mechanisms for Smart Objects based on Implicit Interaction and Context Proximity – ETH Zurich, Switzerland and Viktoria Institute, Goteborg, Sweeden


One Response to “Aims and Objectives”

  1. Rais October 28, 2009 at 6:09 pm #

    This is great 🙂

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