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Technical Perspective: Corralling Crowd Power

"Soylent: A Word Processor with a Crowd Inside," introduces an exciting vision of using crowd workers to power an interactive system — here, a word processor —...

Soylent
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Soylent: A Word Processor with a Crowd Inside

This paper introduces architectural and interaction patterns for integrating crowdsourced human contributions directly into user interfaces.

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Technical Perspective: Virtual Reality in Your Living Room

The authors of IllumiRoom investigate what AR/VR could look like in a truly social environment — the living room.

IllumiRoom
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IllumiRoom: Immersive Experiences Beyond the TV Screen

IllumiRoom is a proof-of-concept system that surrounds a television with projected light, bringing video games, and film experiences out of the TV screen and...

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Technical Perspective: Innovative Interaction: From Concept to the Wild

The history of the relationship between writing systems and technology is as long as it is varied. Likewise, the challenge of entering text using portable gadgets...

The Word-Gesture Keyboard
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The Word-Gesture Keyboard: Reimagining Keyboard Interaction

As computing technologies expanded beyond the confines of the desktop, the need for effective text entry methods alternative to the ubiquitous desktop keyboards...

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Technical Perspective: Visual Reconstruction

Nearly 460,000 Flickr pictures were used to create detailed three-dimensional geometry and colors of famous landmarks and...

Building Rome in a Day
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Building Rome in a Day

We present a system that can reconstruct 3D geometry from large, unorganized collections of photographs. Our experimental results demonstrate that it is possible...

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Technical Perspective: Skintroducing the Future

Two critical goals for mobile devices seem intrinsically in conflict. For carrying, the smaller the better. Yet for...

Skinput
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Skinput: Appropriating the Skin as an Interactive Canvas

Skinput is a technology that appropriates the skin as an input surface by analyzing mechanical vibrations that propagate through the body. Specifically, we resolve...

The Informatics Philharmonic
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The Informatics Philharmonic

A system for musical accompaniment is presented in which a computer-driven orchestra follows and learns from a soloist in a concerto-like setting. The system's...

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Technical Perspective: Concerto for Violin and Markov Model

In the opening of Sibelius' Violin Concerto, a soloist plays delicately. The orchestra responds in kind. As...

ThinSight: A Thin Form-Factor Interactive Surface Technology
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ThinSight: A Thin Form-Factor Interactive Surface Technology

ThinSight is a thin form-factor interactive surface technology based on optical sensors embedded inside a regular LCD. These augment the...

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Technical Perspective: A Graphical Sense of Touch

One of the major innovations in computing was the invention of the graphical user interface at MIT, SRI, and Xerox PARC. The...

Does Distributed Development Affect Software Quality?
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Does Distributed Development Affect Software Quality?: An Empirical Case Study of Windows Vista

Existing literature on distributed development in software engineering and other fields discusses various challenges,...

Voyagers and Voyeurs
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Voyagers and Voyeurs: Supporting Asynchronous Collaborative Visualization

This article describes mechanisms for asynchronous collaboration in the context of information visualization, recasting visualizations as not just analytic tools...

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Technical Perspective: Finding and Telling Stories with Data

Visual analysis, a powerful method for finding and telling stories with data, is moving from research into widespread use.

Polaris
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Polaris: A System for Query, Analysis, and Visualization of Multidimensional Databases

In this paper, we address these demands by presenting the Polaris formalism, a visual query language for precisely describing a wide range of table-based graphical...

Technical Perspective: The Polaris Tableau System
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Technical Perspective: The Polaris Tableau System

Jim Gray nominated the Polaris paper for the Research Highlights section and wrote the first draft of this Technical Perspective in November 2006. David Patterson...
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