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Mapping on surfaces: Supporting collaborative work using interactive tabletop

Lookup NU author(s): Kanida Sinmai, Dr Peter Andras


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We investigate the usability of our mindmap application using a tabletop integrated with four Android tablets in the context of support for collaborative work. This paper presents two empirical studies that compares the conventional paper-and-pen approach with an interactive touchscreen tabletop system. Our results clearly indicate that the combination of a tabletop and personal devices support and encourage multiple people to work collaboratively. Furthermore, the results confirm earlier results about the usability advantages of the interactive tabletop application. The comparison of the associated emotional attitudes indicates that the interactive tabletop facilitates the active involvement of participants in the group decision making significantly more than the use of the paper-and-pen approach. © 2014 Springer International Publishing.

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Author(s): Sinmai K, Andras P

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 20th International Conference on Collaboration and Technology (CRIWG 2014)

Year of Conference: 2014

Pages: 319-334

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

ISSN: 0302-9743

Publisher: Springer Verlag


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-10166-8_29

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Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

ISBN: 9783319101651