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The Stick-e Note Architecture: Extending the Interface Beyond the User

Jason Pascoe

In Johanna Moore, Ernest Edmonds, and Angel Puerta, editors, 1997 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, pages 182-196, ACM Order Department, PO Box 12114, Church Street Station, New York, NY 10257, January 1997. ACM, ACM.


This paper proposes a redefinition of the human-computer interface, extending its boundaries to encompass interaction with the user's physical environment. This extension to the interface enables computers to become aware of their context of use and intelligently adapt their activities and interface to suit their current circumstances.

Context-awareness promises to greatly enhance user interfaces, but the complexity of capturing, representing and processing contextual data, presents a major obstacle to its further development. The Stick-e Note Architecture is proposed as a solution to this problem, offering a universal means of providing context-awareness through an easily understood metaphor based on the Post-It note.

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Bibtex Record

author = {Jason Pascoe},
title = {The {S}tick-e {N}ote {A}rchitecture: {E}xtending the {I}nterface {B}eyond the {U}ser},
month = {January},
year = {1997},
pages = {182-196},
keywords = {determinacy analysis, Craig interpolants},
note = {},
doi = {},
url = {},
    ISBN = {0-89791-839-8},
    address = {ACM Order Department, PO Box 12114, Church Street Station, New York, NY 10257},
    booktitle = {1997 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces},
    editor = {Johanna Moore and Ernest Edmonds and Angel Puerta},
    organization = {ACM},
    publisher = {ACM},
    refereed = {Yes},

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