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Desktop-Gluey: Augmenting Desktop Environments with Wearable Devices.

Upcoming consumer-ready head-worn displays (HWDs) can play a central role in unifying the interaction experience in Distributed display environments (DDEs). We recently implemented Gluey, a HWD system that ‘glues’ together the input mechanisms across a display ecosystem to facilitate content migration and seamless interaction across multiple, co-located devices. Gluey can minimize device switching costs, opening new possibilities and scenarios for multi-device interaction. In this paper, we propose Desktop-Gluey, a system to augment situated desktop environments, allowing users to extend the physical displays in their environment, organize information in spatial layouts, and ‘carry’ desktop content with them. We extend this metaphor beyond the desktop to provide ‘anywhere and anytime’ support for mobile and collaborative interactions.

Marcos Serrano, Barrett Ens, Xing-Dong Yang and Pourang Irani. (2015). Desktop-Gluey: Augmenting Desktop Environments with Wearable Devices. Workshop on Mobile Collocated Interactions with Wearables, MobileHCI '15. Copenhagen, Denmark, ACM.

Authors

Barrett Ens

Barrett Ens

Alumni
Pourang Irani

Pourang Irani

Professor
Canada Research Chair