Facet-Streams is a prototype application for the Microsoft Surface tabletop computer. The application enables a group of users (e.g. a family) to simultaneously search hotels in the hotel data of HolidayCheck and to agree on a holiday destination. Users can use multitouch and glass tokens to enter their individual preferences into the application.
“Facet-Streams” was designed and implemented by Hans-Christian Jetter, Jens Gerken und Michael Zöllner at the Human-Computer Interaction Group of Prof. Dr. Harald Reiterer at the University of Konstanz in cooperation with Natasa Milic-Frayling of the Integrated Systems Group of Microsoft Research Cambridge.
Quote from the mail of the “Best of CHI” committee:
Congratulations! On behalf of SIGCHI and the CHI 2011 Committee, we would like to formally notify you that your accepted Paper has received an “Honorable Mention” award. The CHI 2011 Papers and Notes Committee selected only the top 5% of Papers and Notes submissions to receive the “Honorable Mention” designation. Quite an achievement. [...] Congratulations to you all and thank you for advancing the field of Human-Computer Interaction! [...]
Now that’s a really nice way to say thank you!
In the light of this award, we are happy that our submissions to CHI 2011 were even more successful than we already knew…