Using personal service assistant for direct manipulation in smart space

J. Y. Chen, T. Jeng

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Abstract

For embodying "Ubiquitous Computing" and "Context- awareness" into smart space design, an interactive model based on "Direct Manipulation" and a smart spatial interface mediated by PDA is demonstrated in this study to emphasize the user's initiative in actuating smart services in space. By the metaphor of WIMP (i.e. Window, Icon, Mouse and Popup-menu) inherited from computer desktop GUI, electronic services and digital information are bundled into physical objects in smart space. For implementation, versatile IT technology and spatial setting are integrated in laboratory, including the RFID, Wi-Fi 802.11 and IR network for context-sensing, device-controlling and service actuation. Through the evaluation in lab demo scenarios, the findings are as follows: (1) the cognitive mapping structure between digital and physical objects derives innovative research issues in user's spatial representation and object labelling for both individuals and groups; (2) the real-time mapping between spatial setting and user status abstracted from sensing network provides rich support for direct manipulation interactions for smart applications; (3) the PSA provides for the habitant extended ability of handheld control-and-display for almost everything.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Architecture and Construction
Pages177-186
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event1st International Conference on Digital Architecture and Construction, DIGITAL ARCHITECTURE 2006, DARC06 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2006 Sep 192006 Sep 21

Publication series

NameWIT Transactions on the Built Environment
Volume90
ISSN (Print)1743-3509

Other

Other1st International Conference on Digital Architecture and Construction, DIGITAL ARCHITECTURE 2006, DARC06
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period06-09-1906-09-21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Transportation
  • Safety Research
  • Computer Science Applications

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