A New Approach to Exploring Spatiotemporal Space in the Context of Social Network Services

  • Jae-Gil Lee
  • Kun Chang Lee
  • Dong-Hee Shin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8531)


This paper proposes a new approach for exploring contextual information in social network services (SNS) such as Facebook. With the explosion of SNSs on the internet, it is becoming increasingly necessary for users to search for appropriate information in the contextual space of SNSs. However, conventional methods to accomplish this task, which are based on 2D browsing mechanisms, are inefficient for those attempting to find the right information in the contexts of SNSs in a timely manner. To help users overcome this inefficiency, this paper proposes TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space), where a 3D hand gesture interface is available to enhance users’ perceived satisfaction.


Social network 3D gesture Space-time cube HCI 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jae-Gil Lee
    • 1
  • Kun Chang Lee
    • 2
  • Dong-Hee Shin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Interaction ScienceSungkyunkwan UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Business SchoolSungkyunkwan UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea

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