TitleUrban Pointing: Browsing Situated Media Using Accurate Pointing Interfaces
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2018
AuthorsLanglotz, T., E. Tappeiner, S. Zollmann, J. Ventura, and H. Regenbrecht
Conference NameACM CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Date Published04/2018
Conference LocationMontreal, Canada

Given the advancements in ubiquitous computing we can nowadays link information to places and objects anywhere on the globe. For years, map-based interfaces have been the primary interfaces to browse and retrieve this situated media. While more recently also other interface concepts for situated media have found their way out of the research labs, most notably Augmented Reality, this work looks into a concept that has widely been ignored: Accurate pointing in outdoor environments. This works presents Urban Pointer a phone-based pointing interface that utilizes computer vision to enable accurate pointing in urban environments together with some first insights on the implementation.