Towards Usable and Useful Multi-Touch Systems
Speaker: Daniel Wigdor , University of Toronto
In this talk, I will describe our early-stages work seeking to begin to move past the 'wow' factor for multi-touch devices, towards systems which are truly usable by and useful to their users. I will describe our 'table-centric interactive space', and our efforts to apply the results and techniques of various fields of psychology to build a usable multi-surface collaborative environment. I will also describe a new paradigm for multi-touch, the two-sided input device, and our table and portable implementations of this class of system. Finally, I will describe the next steps of our project, including large display interaction for focused multi-user collaboration.