into Real Paper Icons
Itiro Siioa, Yoshiaki Mimab
Many users of computers based on the desktop metaphor interface, prefer to put icons on the desktop (outside folders), or in upper-hierarchy folders. The real estate on the computer screen is therefore very quickly occupied by icons ( Barreau and Nardi 1995) ( Nardi and Barreau 1997).
Why not use the real world as an extension of the computer screen? This would be a natural solution, since people think of the screen as an extension of the real world. This paper describes the concept, prototype, and applications of IconStickers, which are paper icons linked to original icons in a computer.
We propose a method for taking icons off the computer screen in the form of paper icons, called IconStickers, so that they can be handled in the real world.
Figure 1 : Example of an lconSticker. A bitmap image, name, and bar code are printed on a 28 x 89 mm sticker.