Awareness techniques to aid transitions between personal and shared workspaces in multi-display environments

Arnaud Prouzeau, Anastasia Bezerianos, Olivier Chapuis

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In multi-display environments (MDEs) that include large shared displays and desktops, users can engage in both close collaboration and parallel or personal work. To transition between the displays can be challenging in complex settings, such as crisis management rooms. To provide workspace awareness and to factilitate these transitions, we design and implement three interactions techniques that display users' activities. We explore how and where to display this activity: briefly on the shared display, or more persistently on a peripheral floor display. In a user study, motivated by the context of a crisis room where multiple operators with different roles need to cooperate, we tested the usability of the techniques and provided insights on such transitions in systems running on MDEs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISS'18 - Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces
Subtitle of host publicationNovember 25-28, 2018 Tokyo, Japan
EditorsKentaro Fukuchi, Stacey Scott, Diego Martinez Plasencia
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781450356947
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces 2018 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 25 Nov 201828 Nov 2018
Conference number: 13th


ConferenceACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces 2018
Abbreviated titleISS 2018
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  • Crisis management
  • Multi-display groupware
  • Wall displays
  • Workspace awareness

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