Stackables: Combining Tangibles for Faceted Browsing

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Overview

Stackables are tangibles designed to support faceted information seeking in a variety of contexts. We are faced, more than ever, with tasks that require us to find, access, and act on information by ourselves or together with others. Current interfaces for browsing and search in large data spaces, however, largely focus on the support of either individual or collaborative activities. Stackables were designed to bridge this gap and be useful in meetings, for sharing results from individual search activities, and for realistic datasets including multiple facets with large value ranges. Each Stackable tangible represents search parameters that can be shared amongst collaborators, modified during an information seeking process, and stored and transferred.

Publications

Stackables: Faceted Browsing with Stacked Tangibles Petra Isenberg, Stefanie Klum, Ricardo Langner, Jean-Daniel Fekete, Raimund Dachselt Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI Interactivity), May 2012, New York, NY, United States. ACM, pp.1083--1086, 2012

Stackables: Combining Tangibles for Faceted Browsing Stefanie Klum, Petra Isenberg, Ricardo Langner, Jean-Daniel Fekete, Raimund Dachselt Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI), May 2012, New York, NY, United States. ACM, pp.241--248, 2012

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Stackables are combined for simple boolean queries. A result visualization in the back shows the items returned by the query.

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A history of our designs

Iteration 1: testing stacking with weight sensorsIteration 2: testing interaction alternativesIteration 3: testing form factors for stacking
Iteration 4: testing Stackables for different data typesIteration 5: prototype used in user studyIteration 6: prototype used for demo at CHI 2012

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