Real-world graphical user interfaces

Toshiyuki Masui, Itiro Siio

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

14 Citations (Scopus)


Although the age of information appliances is getting close, current remote control devices are too awkward, and we cannot control sophisticated equipments without using graphical computer terminals. We propose a new interaction technique called the Real-world GUI, where users can control real-world appliances just like performing GUI operations on graphical computer terminals, using a new input device called the FieldMouse. FieldMouse is a device which consists of an ID recognizer and a motion sensing device. Using a FieldMouse, various GUI tools like buttons, menus, sliders, and others can be used on any surface and objects, just like using a mouse on a desktop computer. Users can control or program various information appliances as easily as performing GUI operations on graphical computer terminals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandheld and Ubiquitous Computing-Second International Symposium, HUC 2000, Proceedings
EditorsHans-W. Gellersen, Peter Thomas
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)3540410937
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Symposium on Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing, HUC 2000 - Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 2000 Sept 252000 Sept 27

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other2nd International Symposium on Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing, HUC 2000
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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