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Control Blocks: Tangible Tools for Tabletop Groupware

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jonathan Hook, Professor Patrick OlivierORCiD



We propose Control Blocks, a system of graspable interface tools designed to bring the benefits of tangible interaction to the complex tasks required of the tabletop computer groupware environment. Control blocks are physical artefacts, directly associated with virtual content, similar to the Bricks of [2]. They are however augmented with large mechanical controls to provide the manipulation of additional functionality without compromising the tool’s physical nature.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Hook J, Olivier P

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2007

Pages: 5

Print publication date: 01/05/2007

Source Publication Date: May 2007

Report Number: 1022

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne