AttrActive Windows: Dynamic Windows for Digital Bulletin Boards


In this paper we describe AttrActive Windows, a novel
interface for presenting live, interactive, multimedia content
on a network of public, digital, bulletin boards.
Implementing a paper flyer metaphor, AttrActive Windows
are paper-like in appearance and are attached to a virtual
corkboard by virtual pushpins. Windows can therefore
appear in different orientations, creating an attractive,
informal look. Attractive Windows can also have
autonomous behaviors that are consistent with the
corkboard metaphor, like fluttering in the wind. We
describe the AttrActive Windows prototype, and offer the
results of an initial evaluative user study.