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  • Digital Decor (2001-)
    Digital Decor is furniture, appliances, and other small objects commonly found in homes and offices that have been augmented with computational power to extend usefulness.
  • Meeting Pot (2001-)
    When coffe is ready, the Meeting Pot (coffee maker) informs to receiver units, which display the event by coffee aroma. This encourages informal communications at office.
  • ID Carpet (2000-)
    RFID tag-ed carpet to detect the position of a user wearing RFID reader shoes.
  • Virtual Glassboat (1999-)
    Looking under the floor and ground. The cart version of the Scroll Browser.
  • AirPen & NaviGeta (1998- )
    Doodle system to draw on the air using a head mounted display and position sensors.
  • IconSticker (1995- )
    To extract icons as a peper stickers out of computer display.
  • FieldMouse (1998- )
    (It was called "Absolute Mouse")
    A simple device of a combination of pen-mouse and bar-code reader, to detect 2D position on any surface. The device is used in Scroll Browser and Active Book projects.
  • Scroll Browser (1998- )
    Looking behind walls. Electric wires or pipes behind walls is displayed on handy LCD.
  • Active Book (1998- )
    Paper books with hyper links to sounds. You can here voices of characters on a picture book by selecting FieldMouse device.
  • Scroll Display (1996-1998)
    A display system for small handy computers. By moving computers on a table, contents of the display scrolls.
  • InfoBinder (1993-1995) (1999- )
    InfoBinder is a tangible icon ("phicon") for digital desk environment.
  • Virtual Conference Room (in Japanese) (1992-1994)
    Conference system using abators.
  • ViewPoint (1989-1994)
    Pointing device for electronic presentation system.

Projects on the media

Demonstration Videos (MPEG)

Related Papers

  • Digital Decor
    1. Itiro Siio, James Rawan, and Elizabeth Mynatt, "Peek-a-drawer: communication by furniture" ,
      Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computer Systems (ACM CHI 2002), pp. 582-583, April 2002.
      PDF File
  • Virtual Glassboat
    1. I. Siio, "Virtual Glassboat: For looking under the Ground", Usability Evaluation and Interface Design, Volume 1, ISBN 0-8058-3607-1, (HCI International 2001), Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, pp. 683-687, 2001.8.9
      PDF File
  • AirPen & NaviGeta
  • IconSticker
    1. Itiro Siio, Yoshiaki Mima,
      "IconStickers: Converting Computer Icons into Real Paper Icons"
      Human-Computer Interaction, Ergonomics and Uer Interfaces, Volume 1 (HCI International '99) pp. 271-275, ISBN 0-8058-3391-9,
      Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, Aug 22-26, 1999.
      PS File613kB, PDF File380kB
  • FieldMouse (Absolute Mouse), Scroll Browser, Active Book
    1. Itiro Siio, Toshiyuki Masui, Kentaro Fukuchi
      "Real-world Interaction using the FieldMouse"
      CHI Letters, Vol.1, Issue 1 (Proceedings of the UIST'99), pp.113-119, ACM Press, Nov. 7-10,1999
      PDF File846kB,ACM Digital Library
  • Scroll Display
    1. Siio, Itiro.
      "Scroll Display: Pointing Device for Palmtop Computers",
      Asia Pacific Computer Human Interaction 1998 (APCHI 98), Japan, July 15-17, 1998, pp. 243-248, IEEE Computer Society, ISBN 0-8186-8347-3
      PS File136kB, PDF File382kB
  • InfoBinder
    1. Siio,I.
      InfoBinder: A Pointing Device for Virtual Deaktop System, Proceedings of HCI Internationale95, pp.261-264, Elsevier Science, July 1995.
      PDF File30kB, PS File87kB
  • Virtual Conference Room
    1. M. Kobayashi and I. Siio. "Virtual Conference Room: A Metaphor for Multi-User Real-Time Conference Systems." In Proceedings of the ROMAN '93, Nov. 1993

(Other papers, presentations, articles - English & Japanese)


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