Thaddeus: A dual device interaction space for exploring information visualisation
Paper in proceedings, 2014

This paper introduces Thaddeus- A mobile phone-tablet system for mobile interaction with information visualisations. Our work is motivated by the roles smartphones and tablets play in everyday interactive spaces as well as anticipated developments in mobile sensing technology. We also aim to meet the social challenges of a data-driven society. We designed and implemented a system that uses mutual spatial awareness as an input mode, producing new interaction patterns for mobile settings. We gathered extensive user insight from two design studies and evaluated the system in a controlled experiment. We used qualitative and quantitative measures in the final evaluation. The results show that the system does not have a significant impact on performance, but users perceive it as pleasurable and easy to use. Thaddeus offers an enhanced user experience when exploring information on the go, and provides insights for future designs of mobile multi-device systems. Copyright is held by the owner/author(s).

Multi surface environment

Interactive visualization

Dual device

Mobile interaction.


Pawel Wozniak

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Interaction Design (Chalmers)

L. Lischke

University of Stuttgart

B. Schmidt

University of Stuttgart

S. D. Zhao

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Morten Fjeld

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Interaction Design (Chalmers)

Proceedings of the NordiCHI 2014: The 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational


Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Driving Forces

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Subject Categories

Interaction Technologies





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