Mobile devices are popular portals for interacting with large information repositories. Estimates suggest that over 40% of smartphone owners browse and research products on their mobiles before making a purchase, 60% of last minute hotel bookings are made on portable devices. On mobile interfaces such tasks require many minute operations, such as flicking through screens, and opening and closing items of interest, resulting in less efficient information exploration and browsing.
Instead of flipping through screens of icons or through lists of items, the user can place frequently used or interesting items in offscreen space for fast access. In this project, We propose and study this idea of using around-device space by introducing Around-Device Binning, or AD-Binning.
Khalad Hasan, David Ahlström and Pourang Irani. 2013. AD-Binning: Leveraging Around Device Space for Storing, Browsing and Retrieving Mobile Device Content. In Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2013). Paris, France. ACM. 899-908.
Microsoft Silverlight for Windows Phone, .NET, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Vicon Tracking System