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Response to [How users associate wireless devices] by Chong and Gellersen


Chong and Gellersen presented their study on how users define their natural interaction to associate wireless devices. First, they sorted out three primary devices (mobile phone, tablet computer, and interactive display) together with a number of others. Next, they asked participants in their study, using low-fidelity acrylic prototypes, to perform how they would connect between two or more devices. Among the 700 user-defined actions for 37 different device combinations, they formed 12 categories of actions, 5 of them appear to be most prominent – search & select, proximity, button event, device touch, and gesture.


1. The 12 categories (pp1913)

2. Highlights in observations (pp1915)

3.  Implication for design and research (pp1917)


1. Overall, this paper is very USEFUL. It defines an interesting question and conducts a well self-contained research. The results are detailed, informative and profound. As opposed to tech paper with fancy demos, this paper merely serves as a knowledge base for subsequent design, research and technological evolution.

2. Keep it for future reference.


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