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Mensch & Computer
Ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence point out the issue of usable soft-and hardware. Gadgets without manuals are crucial to the success of the vision of many computers per person. When we talk about seamless interaction, the gap between mental models provoked by the computer interface and the software below is a main indicator for ease-of-use. In this paper we discuss a desktop metaphor based on physics simulation as an antipole to symbolic iconic desktops nowadays. A physics-baseddblp:conf/mc/RossbergerL09 fatcat:3km4hcsnarcqpbk4nkjr4sm35y