We are in the midst of an explosion of emerging humancomputer interaction techniques that redefine our understanding of both computers and interaction. We propose the notion of Reality-Based Interaction (RBI) as a unifying concept that ties together a large subset of these emerging interaction styles. Based on this concept of RBI, we provide a framework that can be used to understand, compare, and relate current paths of recent HCI research as well as to analyze specific interaction designs. We believe that viewing interaction through the lens of RBI provides insights for design and uncovers gaps or opportunities for future research. Copyright 2008 ACM.

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Keywords Context-aware, Interaction styles, Multimodal, Next-generation, Post-WIMP interfaces, Reality-Based Interaction, Tangible interfaces, Ubiquitous computing, Virtual reality
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1145/1357054.1357089
Conference 26th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2008
Jacob, R.J.K. (Robert J.K.), Shaer, O. (Orit), Girouard, A, Hirshfield, L.M. (Leanne M.), Horn, M.S. (Michael S.), Solovey, E.T. (Erin Treacy), & Zigelbaum, J. (Jamie). (2008). Reality-Based interaction: A framework for post-WIMP interfaces. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings (pp. 201–210). doi:10.1145/1357054.1357089