Chameleon Tables: Using context information in everyday objects

Ted Selker, Ernesto Arroyo, Win Burleson

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The Chameleon Table project created a set of hexagonal tables. They are modular and are able to snap together. The design portrays some goals that can be achieved by having a table that is aware of changes in its surroundings and includes this as part of its technology. By creating this infrastructure, we have been able to make several scenarios including musical instruments, sending messages between tables, and menus that change with apparent use in a food scenario. This paper also shows the use of a network for broadcasting context information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2002
EventConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: Apr 20 2002Apr 25 2002


OtherConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN


  • Context aware design
  • Information appliances
  • Sensor design
  • Ubiquitous computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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