Tabletop Displays and Remote Collaboration
Speaker: Mark Ashdown, MIT Humans and Automation Laboratory
Date: Friday, February 29 2008
Time: 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Location: Patil/Kiva Seminar Room G449
Host: Rob Miller, MIT CSAIL
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Tabletop displays have become a popular research topic in recent years, partly because of the 'cool factor' and partly because horizontal direct-touch interfaces offer a different style of interaction from conventional computer interfaces. First I will describe my own work on creating a tabletop display. Then I will describe the issues that make tabletop interfaces different from conventional ones and which cause various assumptions implicit in conventional graphical user interfaces to be challenged, such as the assumption that there is only a single pointing device. Finally I will describe the project I am working on to link a tabletop display with handheld devices for synchronous communications within emergency response teams.