Stackables: Combining Tangibles for Faceted Browsing

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Overview

Stackables are tangibles designed to support faceted information seeking in a variety of contexts. We are faced, more than ever, with tasks that require us to find, access, and act on information by ourselves or together with others. Current interfaces for browsing and search in large data spaces, however, largely focus on the support of either individual or collaborative activities. Stackables were designed to bridge this gap and be useful in meetings, for sharing results from individual search activities, and for realistic datasets including multiple facets with large value ranges. Each Stackable tangible represents search parameters that can be shared amongst collaborators, modified during an information seeking process, and stored and transferred.

Publications

Stefanie Klum, Petra Isenberg, Ricardo Langner, Jean-Daniel Fekete, and Raimund Dachselt (2012) Stackables: Combining Tangibles for Faceted Browsing. In Proceedings of the International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI). New York, NY, USA. ACM, pages 241–248, 2012.   doi
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@INPROCEEDINGS{Klum:2012:SCT, author = {Stefanie Klum and Petra Isenberg and Ricardo Langner and Jean-Daniel Fekete and Raimund Dachselt}, title = {S}tackables: {C}ombining {T}angibles for {F}aceted {B}rowsing, booktitle = {Proceedings of the International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI)}, year = {2012}, pages = {241--248}, publisher = {ACM}, address = {New York, NY, USA}, doi = {10.1145/2254556.2254600}, doi_url = {https://doi.org/10.1145/2254556.2254600}, pdf = {../publications/papers/Klum_2012_SCT.pdf}, }
Petra Isenberg, Stefanie Klum, Ricardo Langner, Jean-Daniel Fekete, and Raimund Dachselt (2012) Stackables: Faceted Browsing with Stacked Tangibles. In Extended Abstracts of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI Interactivity). New York, NY, USA. ACM, pages 1083–1086, 2012.   doi
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BibTeX entry:


@INPROCEEDINGS{Isenberg:2012:SFB, author = {Petra Isenberg and Stefanie Klum and Ricardo Langner and Jean-Daniel Fekete and Raimund Dachselt}, title = {S}tackables: {F}aceted {B}rowsing with {S}tacked {T}angibles, booktitle = {Extended Abstracts of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI Interactivity)}, year = {2012}, pages = {1083--1086}, publisher = {ACM}, address = {New York, NY, USA}, doi = {10.1145/2212776.2212391}, doi_url = {https://doi.org/10.1145/2212776.2212391}, pdf = {../publications/papers/Isenberg_2012_SFB.pdf}, }

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Stackables are combined for simple boolean queries. A result visualization in the back shows the items returned by the query.

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A history of our designs

Iteration 1: testing stacking with weight sensorsIteration 2: testing interaction alternatives
Iteration 3: testing form factors for stackingIteration 4: testing Stackables for different data types
Iteration 5: prototype used in user studyIteration 6: prototype used for demo at CHI 2012

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