Figure 5 : Examples of IconSticker applications. It can be used to find the original soft copy (left), or to access a telephone database (right).
InfoBinder ( Siio 1995) is a small box-shaped device used with projector that projects a window system and its desktop into a real desktop. In this system, when the user closes a window, an icon is projected onto the InfoBinder. This experimental system is also an attempt to "materialize" icons. Conceptually, IconSticker is an extension of InfoBinder.
The MetaDesk ( Ishii and Ullmer 1997) system is a system has Phicons (physical icons). Phicons represent, for examples, buildings, and can translate, rotate, and scale a map projected onto a table. Like IconSticker, it uses physically operable icons, but the shapes, objectives, and functions of these icons are different. IconStickers are tightly coupled with icons according to the desktop metaphor, and have logical links to the original iconic system.
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