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TicQR: Flexible, lightweight linking of paper and digital content using mobile phones

Pearson, J., Robinson, S., Buchanan, G. & Jones, M. (2013). TicQR: Flexible, lightweight linking of paper and digital content using mobile phones. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8120 L(PART 4), pp. 220-228. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-40498-6_16


In this paper we introduce TicQR - a photo-based checkbox-enabled interface which bridges the physical and digital document domains, allowing automatic download or processing of useful data from paper documents. There is a long demonstrated need for people to be able to connect between printed material and digital information and services. By using a combination of image recognition and QR codes we are able to detect user marks on paper documents via a single photograph taken with a standard smart phone. This information can then be used to access the equivalent digital content, save contacts or URLs, or even order goods directly from local retailers.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via
Publisher Keywords: Paper documents, tick boxes, QR Codes
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > Human Computer Interaction Design
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