Excitatory Multimodal Interaction on Mobile Devices
John Williamson, Roderick Murray-Smith and S. Hughes
Glasgow University Dept. of Computing Science Technical Report, Glasgow, Scotland.
Shoogle is a novel, intuitive interface for sensing data within a mobile device, such as presence and properties of
text messages or remaining resources. It is based around active exploration: devices are shaken, revealing the contents
rattling around “inside”. Vibrotactile display and realistic impact sonification create a compelling system. Inertial
sensing is used for completely eyes-free, single-handed interaction that is entirely natural. Prototypes are described
running both on a PDA and on a mobile phone with a wireless sensor pack. Scenarios of use are explored where
active sensing is more appropriate than the dominant alert paradigm.