Integration of virtual and real document organization

Thomas Seifried, Matthew Jervis, Michael Haller, Masood Masoodian, Nicolas Villar

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Abstract

In most work environments people archive both the real and digital versions of their documents. But unlike the digital world, in the physical world locating a document can become a very time consuming task. The reason for this is the lack of a direct connection between the physical and digital versions of documents. The Smart Filing System combines the benefits of the digital and the real world providing an augmented filing cabinet. The system benefits by linking the physical world with the digital desktop world. In our setup, we implemented an add-in for MS OneNote#8482;. Furthermore, real folders and cabinets are extended with devices for direct input and output. This allows us to search and browse through digital documents using MS OneNote#8482;. Simultaneously, our system also allows a feedback in the physical world, by highlighting the corresponding folder in the filing cabinet. In this paper we describe the hardware and software implementation our prototype system, and present the results of a preliminary pilot study of its use.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTEI'08 - Second International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction - Conference Proceedings
Pages81-88
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2nd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction, TEI 2008 - Bonn, Germany
Duration: 18 Feb 200820 Feb 2008

Publication series

NameTEI'08 - Second International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction - Conference Proceedings

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction, TEI 2008
CountryGermany
CityBonn
Period18.02.200820.02.2008

Keywords

  • Digital pen
  • Interactive folder
  • Physical interfaces
  • Smart filing system
  • Tangible folder
  • Tangible interfaces

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