AmbientDayplanner (1999)

Dana Spiegel & Jim Youll

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The Ambient Dayplanner is a projected wall clock displaying time and short-term scheduled appointments. It provides a tangible interface for setting the reminder time, and has both public and private displays. The ambient quality of the clock allows it to fade into the environment, while occasional sounds and a small mirror reflecting light from the display onto the desktop keep the user peripherally informed about the immediacy of upcoming appointments without being intrusive.

tangible device

desktop display

wall display

QuickTime Movie (10.4MB)

A short paper was submitted to SIGCHI 2000: [AmbientDayplanner.pdf]

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