TeleTables and Window Seat: Bilocative Furniture Interfaces

TeleTables and Window Seat: Bilocative Furniture Interfaces

Yeonjoo Oh (Carnegie Mellon University, USA), Ken Camarata (KDF Architecture, USA), Michael Philetus Weller (Carnegie Mellon University, USA), Mark D. Gross (Carnegie Mellon University, USA) and Ellen Yi-Luen Do (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-960-1.ch044
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People can use computationally-enhanced furniture to interact with distant friends and places without cumbersome menus or widgets. We describe computing embedded in a pair of tables and a chair that enables people to experience remote events in two ways: The TeleTables are ambient tabletop displays that connect two places by projecting shadows cast on one surface to the other. The Window Seat rocking chair through its motion controls a remote camera tied to a live video feed. Both explore using the physical space of a room and its furniture to create “bilocative” interfaces.

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