Strip'TIC: Stripping Tangible Interface for Controllers

Project leaders : Christophe Hurter / Rémi Lesbordes

C. Savery, C. Hurter, R. Lesbordes, M. Cordeil, N. Graham.
When paper meets multi-touch : a study of multi-modal interactions in air traffic controls.
INTERACT 2013, 14th IFIP-TC13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , Sep 2013, Cape Town, South Africa. Springer, 2013

C. Letondal, C. Hurter, R. Lesbordes, J.-L. Vinot, S. Conversy.
Flights in my hands : coherence concerns in designing Strip'TIC, a tangible space for air traffic controllers. CHI 2013, SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , Apr 2013, Paris, France. pp 2175-2184, 2013. Honorable mention CHI 2013

C. Hurter, R. Lesbordes, C. Letondal, J.-L. Vinot, S. Conversy.
Strip-TIC : exploring augmented paper strips for Air Traffic Controllers.
AVI 2012, International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces , May 2012, Capri Island, Italy. pp 225-232, 2012

C. Hurter, P. Edouard, V. Gaits, H. Nadfaoui, J. Pailler, et al..
Etude exploratoire du stylo électronique pour le contrôle aérien.
IHM 2011, 23ème Conférence Francophone sur l'Interaction Homme-Machine , Oct 2011, Nice, France. pp.Article N° 15, 2011

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  • The current environment used by French air traffic controllers mixes digital visualization such as radar screens and tangible artifacts such as paper strips. Tangible artifacts do not allow controllers to update the system with the instructions they give to pilots. Previous attempts at replacing them in France failed to prove efficient.

    This paper is an engineering paper that describes Strip'TIC, a novel system for ATC that mixes augmented paper and digital pen, vision-based tracking and augmented rear and front projection.

    The system is now working and has enabled us to run workshops with actual controllers to study the role of writing and tangibility in ATC.

    We describe the system and solutions to technical challenges due to mixing competing technologies.

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