Towards Ambient Augmented Reality with Tangible Interfaces

TitleTowards Ambient Augmented Reality with Tangible Interfaces
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsBillinghurst, Mark, Raphael Grasset, Hartmut Seichter, and Andreas Dünser
Book TitleHuman-Computer Interaction. Ambient, Ubiquitous and Intelligent Interaction
Series TitleLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin
ISBN Number978-3-642-02579-2

Ambient Interface research has the goal of embedding technology that disappears into the user’s surroundings. In many ways Augmented Reality (AR) technology is complimentary to this in that AR interfaces seamlessly enhances the real environment with virtual information overlay. The two merge together in context aware Ambient AR applications, which allow users to easily perceive and interact with Ambient Interfaces by using AR overlay of the real world. In this paper we describe how Tangible Interaction techniques can be used for Ambient AR applications. We will present a conceptual framework for Ambient Tangible AR Interface, a new generation of software and hardware tools for development and methods for evaluating Ambient Tangible AR Interfaces.