AdapTable: Extending Reach over Large Tabletops through Flexible Multi-Display Configuration
Paper in proceedings, 2018

© 2018 ACM. Large interactive tabletops are beneficial for various tasks involving exploration and visualization, but regions of the screen far from users can be difficult to reach. We propose AdapTable; a concept and prototype of a flexible multi-display tabletop that can physically reconfigure its layout, allowing for interaction with difficult-to-reach regions. We conducted a design study where we found users preferred to change screen layouts for full-screen interaction, motivated by reduced physical demands and frustration. We then prototyped AdapTable using four actuated tabletop displays each propelled by a mobile robot, and a touch menu was chosen to control the layout. Finally, we conducted a user study to evaluate how well AdapTable addresses the reaching problem compared with a conventional panning technique. Our findings show that AdapTable provides a more efficient method for complex full-screen interaction.

Touch interaction

Shape-changing and actuated surfaces

Author

Yoshiki Kudo

Tohoku University

K. Takashima

Tohoku University

Morten Fjeld

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Interaction Design (Chalmers)

Y. Kitamura

Tohoku University

ISS 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces

213-225

13th ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces, ISS 2018
Tokyo, Japan,

Subject Categories

Media and Communication Technology

Interaction Technologies

Human Computer Interaction

DOI

10.1145/3279778.3279779

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2/25/2019