Devices as Interactive Physical Containers: The Shoogle System
John Williamson, Roderick Murray-Smith and Stephen Hughes
In: SIGCHI 2007, San Jose, USA(2007).
Shoogle is a novel 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, singlehanded
interaction. Prototypes run on both PDA's and on
standard mobile phones with a wireless sensor pack.