WebStickers: Using physical objects as WWW bookmarks

Peter Ljungstrand*, Lars Erik Holmquist

*Corresponding author for this work

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We describe a low-cost distributed method for associating web pages with physical objects, thus making the objects act as physical bookmarks to the World Wide Web. By doing this, we can inherit the physical properties of the objects, such as persistency and availability. The system utilizes stickers with pre-printed barcodes - WebStickers - to associate URLs with physical objects. Users can return to a desired web page by scanning the barcode attached to an object. The associations are stored in a networked server, making it easy to move and share physical bookmarks between users. Preliminary evaluations show that the system is easy to use, even for novice users.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 1999 - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: 15 May 199920 May 1999


ConferenceConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 1999
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA


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