Tangoscope: A Tangible Audio Device for Tabletop Interaction

Abstract : Tabletop installations allow multiple users to playback digital media simultaneously. With public speakers, however, simultaneous auditory content gets superimposed, leading to a confusing and disturbing user experience. In this paper, we present Tangoscope, a tangible audio output device for tabletop interaction. As we augmented headphones with a visual marker-based identification mechanism, with the Tangoscope each user is provided with individual auditory content. To allow for an instruction-free and intuitive usage of the audio device we employed the metaphor of a real stethoscope. A first user study indicated the self-explaining use of the Tangoscope.
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Jörg Edelmann, Yvonne Kammerer, Birgit Imhof, Peter Gerjets, Wolfgang Straßer. Tangoscope: A Tangible Audio Device for Tabletop Interaction. 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT), Sep 2011, Lisbon, Portugal. pp.427-434, ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-23765-2_29⟩. ⟨hal-01591804⟩

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