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Metaphors, Analogies, Symbols: In Search of Naturalness in Tangible User Interfaces

Celentano, Augusto and Dubois, Emmanuel Metaphors, Analogies, Symbols: In Search of Naturalness in Tangible User Interfaces. (2014) In: Intelligent Human Computer Interaction - IHCI 2014, 8 December 2014 - 10 December 2014 (Evry, France).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2014.11.015


In this paper we discuss how metaphors, and in general the translation of meaning between different knowledge domains, relate to the understanding of the interface between a human and a computing system, hence to its naturalness. Focusing on tangible user interfaces we analyze metaphors, analogies and symbolic representations developed in the computing interaction area to represent concepts in human computer interfaces along three main dimensions: the coherence of their use in linking concepts of some domain to the implementation of the interface, the coverage of the concepts implemented with respect to the amplitude of the knowledge domain, and their compliance with respect to the expectations of the human experience. We justify the choice of these properties by analyzing five simple tangible systems proposed in the literature according to these three dimensions, trying to understand how they support the development of interaction styles that users can exploit naturally.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF of the article can be found at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/18770509
HAL Id:hal-01134685
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Università Ca' Foscari (ITALY)
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