Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1880/45866
Title: PHIDGETS: EASY DEVELOPMENT OF PHYSICAL INTERFACES THROUGH PHYSICAL WIDGETS
Authors: Greenberg, Saul
Fitchett, Chester
Keywords: Computer Science
Issue Date: 30-May-2001
Abstract: Physical widgets or phidgets are to physical user interfaces what widgets are to graphical user interfaces. Similar to widgets, phidgets abstract and package input and output devices: they hide implementation and construction details, they expose functionality through a well-defined API, and they have an (optional) on-screen interactive interface for displaying and controlling device state. Unlike widgets, phidgets also require: a connection manager to track how devices appear on-line; a way to link a software phidget with its physical counterpart; and a simulation mode to allow the programmer to develop, debug and test a physical interface even when no physical device is present. Our evaluation shows that everyday programmers using phidgets can rapidly develop physical interfaces.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1880/45866
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