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Paper Interfaces for Geometry Education

Issue: XX.3 May + June 2013
Page: 8
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Authors:
Quentin Bonnard, Amanda Legge, Anna Geiduschek, Frédéric Kaplan, Pierre Dittenbourg

Paper provides a rich medium for interface design. It allows for a wide range of interaction techniques that build on established cultural practices: printing, writing, reading, folding, cutting, and tearing. Paper interfaces are especially relevant to education because they use paper (the dominant technology in classrooms) while mixing the advantages of computer-supported education and tangible interfaces. Using a camera-projector system, we explore the tangible properties of these interfaces within the adapted context of geometry education. Both teachers and pupils readily adopted these interfaces during classroom experiments, and teachers especially appreciated the flexibility provided to create their own augmented reality activities.

Project website: http://craft.epfl.ch/lang/en/PaperTangibleInterface

Publication: Bonnard, Q., Jermann, P., Legge, A., Kaplan, F., and Dillenbourg, P. Tangible paper interfaces: Interpreting pupils' manipulations. Proc. of the 2012 ACM international Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces. ACM, New York, 2012.

Bonnard, Q., Verma, H., Kaplan, F., and Dillenbourg, P. Paper interfaces for learning geometry. Proc. of 7th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (Saarbrücken, Germany). 2012.

Quentin Bonnard | CRAFT, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) | quentin.bonnard@epfl.ch

Amanda Legge | CRAFT, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) | amanda.legge@gmail.com

Anna Geiduschek | CRAFT, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) | anna.geiduschek@gmail.com

Frédéric Kaplan | CRAFT, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) | frederic.kaplan@epfl.ch

Pierre Dillenbourg | CRAFT, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) | pierre.dillenbourg@epfl.ch

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