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Layout management on an interactive tabletop system.

Benkhelifa, M.R. (2022) Layout management on an interactive tabletop system.

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Embargo date:27 October 2023
Abstract:Interactive tabletops are becoming increasingly popular. Their large screens allow a large amount of information to be displayed. This is why they can be found in work environments, such as universities, workplaces, laboratories, etc. Due to its size, a user can easily spread out the displayed content all over the virtual workspace. This can lead to the user being overwhelmed by the amount of content displayed and have difficulty in viewing it. The organisation of the content is therefore essential. In this work, I developed a system to enhance the reading experience of research articles on an interactive tabletop. A user interacts with a tablet displaying the research paper and can retrieve its content to the tabletop. In order to address the issue of managing the virtual workspace on the tabletop, the system reorganizes semi-automatically the virtual workspace. To do so, I proposed three models for organising the extracted content displayed on the tabletop: a clock-model, a zone model, and a customisable model. These models, implemented as constraints, allow a semi-automatic reorganisation of the virtual workspace for the user. Before arriving at this proposal, interviews were conducted in order to determine how scientists read a research article and to identify the content that is important to them. Next, co-design sessions were conducted to observe how participants would organise their workspace while reading a research article on a tabletop. From there, the different organisational models were implemented. I consider as future work to conduct high-fidelity experiments to compare the different organisation models and determine which one is the best.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Interaction Technology MSc (60030)
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