Summary A special stylus is permanently paired to its parent device; pointing its reading tip to other devices allows it to identify these and send its parent device an order to pair with it, creating an ad-hoc network connection
Description Swindells et al. describe an interaction technique called “that one there!”, which relies on a special infrared-based stylus, called the gesturePen, that can be pointed to a device, which is instrumented with a special tag. The gesturePen scans the device’s tag and is able to read it’s identity information, which is transferred to a device the gesturePen is connected to. A wireless connection is then established between the scanned device and the one to which the gesturePen is connected, making it possible to initiate file transfer between them.
Design motivation Creating technological infrastructure, Augmenting existing practices
Design goal Creating integrated workspaces, Improving information management across devices, Fostering collaboration, Supporting design of interfaces for dynamic collections of devices
Device type Private, Semi-private, Public
Enabling technology Machine-readable data formats, Networking technologies, Sensors
Reference Swindells, Colin, et al. "That one there! Pointing to establish device identity." Proceedings of the 15th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology. ACM, 2002.
Pattern family Wireless Physicality
Cites Pick-and-Drop
Cited by SyncTap, Stitching, TranSticks
Related to Pick-and-Drop, SyncTap, Stitching, TranSticks
Examples Example for That One There.png
Diagram Diagram for That One There.png

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