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Enabling hand-crafted visual markers at scale

Enabling hand-crafted visual markers at scale

Preston, William, Benford, Steve, Thorn, Emily-Clare, Koleva, Boriana, Rennick-Egglestone, Stefan, Mortier, Richard, Quinn, Anthony, Stell, John and Worboys, Michael (2017) Enabling hand-crafted visual markers at scale. In: DIS '17 Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems. ACM Press, NY, USA, pp. 1227-1237. ISBN 978-1-4503-4922-2 (doi:

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As locative media and augmented reality spread into the everyday world so it becomes important to create aesthetic visual markers at scale. We explore a designer-centred approach in which skilled designers handcraft seed designs that are automatically recombined to create many markers as subtle variants of a common theme. First, we extend the d-touch topological approach to creating visual markers that has previously been shown to support creative design with two new techniques: area order codes and visual checksums. We then show how the topological structure of such markers provides the basis for recombining designs to generate many variations. We demonstrate our approach through the creation of beautiful, personalized and interactive wallpaper. We reflect on how technologies must enable designers to balance goals of scalability, aesthetics and reliability in creating beautiful interactive decoration.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: DIS '17 Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
Additional Information: The conference was held from 10-14 June 2017, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
Uncontrolled Keywords: vital marker qualitative spatial reasoning GIS
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
Faculty of Engineering & Science
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2022 13:07

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