Shoogle: Multimodal Excitatory Interaction on Mobile Devices
John Williamson, Roderick Murray-Smith and Stephen Hughes
In: SIGCHI 2007, San Jose, USA(2007).
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.