Ultra Magic Paper Interface

Currently, the personal computer is the core of most intelligent, integrated consumer electronics and communication systems. Like GUI's in the computer industry, these intelligent audio/visual, computer/communication (AVCC) systems lack a standardized, truly intuitive user interface. This presents a serious problem for novice users.

Ultra Magic Paper Interface is a new type of user interface based on tactile input on plain paper, featuring ease-of-use and unified operation for AVCC systems. The system's ease of operation and extensibility have been enthusiastically received by test users.

Hiroshi Usuda
Architecture Laboratories
Sony Corproation
6-7-35 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku
Tokyo 141, JAPAN

Mitsuhiro Miyazaki, Ikuhiko Nishio, Motohiro Kobayashi, Takashi Hosoda, Yuko Tsukamura, and Ken Kubota