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Investigating Clientless Mobile Phone Interaction with a Bluetooth Public Display

Meissner, FW, M Scheibe and I Tunbridge (2006) Investigating Clientless Mobile Phone Interaction with a Bluetooth Public Display. Technical Report CS06-14-00, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town.

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Abstract

Interactive public displays are becoming more prevalent than ever before. The costs of large displays are coming down and the ubiquity of mobile devices allows for novel interactions with such displays. Bluetooth has been used to interact with such displays in the past, but sharing of complex information with the display has required a phone application. Not all phones however can utilise Bluetooth via an application. This paper investigates the feasibility of sharing complex notices found on traditional notice boards with a public display without using a phone application, as well as the interaction design process in creating a display with such a novel interaction method. The notices use standard data formats such as vCards, vEvents and photos.

EPrint Type:Departmental Technical Report
Subjects:K Computing Milieux: K.8 PERSONAL COMPUTING
ID Code:357
Deposited By:Meissner, FW
Deposited On:12 November 2006