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Bastian Kriesten

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Kriesten, Bastian, Mertes, Christian, Tünnermann, René and Hermann, Thomas (2010): Unobtrusively controlling and linking information and services in smart environments. In: Proceedings of the Sixth Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2010. pp. 276-285.

Our living and work spaces are becoming ever more enriched with all kinds of electronic devices. Many of these are too small to provide the possibility to control or monitor them. Ambient intelligence is integrating many such devices in what are called smart environments to form a network of interweaved sensors, data displays and everyday devices. We present a method to intuitively issue control over smart objects in such an environment, to display data that smart objects provide and to manage the flow of information between objects in a smart environment. This is achieved by using touch-enabled mobile phones as readily available multi-purpose devices which are used to overlay real objects with virtual controls. We evaluated the system with a first qualitative user study.

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Kriesten, Bastian, Tünnermann, René, Mertes, Christian and Hermann, Thomas (2010): Controlling ambient information flow between smart objects with a mobile mixed-reality interface. In: Proceedings of 12th Conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services 2010. pp. 405-406.

In this work we present a method to intuitively issue control over devices in smart environments, to display data that smart objects and sensors provide, and to create and manipulate flows of information in smart environments. This makes it easy to customize smart environments by linking arbitrary data sources to various display modalities on the fly. Touchscreen smartphones -- as readily available multi-purpose devices -- are used to overlay real objects with virtual controls. We evaluated this system with a first qualitative user study.

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There is an old English folk saying that goes, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." I have a different approach: Do something about the heat. The folk saying would have us accept the poor designs of the world. Why? After all, if people were responsible for the "heat" in the first place, then people should be able to do something about it. Is the kitchen too hot? Redesign it.

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