FrostWall: A dual-sided situated display for informal collaboration in the corridor

Jesper Kjeldskov, Jeni Paay, Kenton O'Hara, Ross Smith, Bruce Thomas

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FrostWall is designed to support collegial communication and collaboration within a co-located work environment by facilitating and encouraging informal information exchange in the corridors of a workplace using large situated displays. FrostWall displays provide a flexible display area between the inside of a private office workspace and the public corridor outside it. FrostWall uses "frosting" of glass windows and partitions between private and public workspaces in combination with projectors to create a display area that is effectively dual-sided: readable and operable from both sides. In addition to facilitating informal digital communication and information exchange between co-workers, this situated display area also provides a venue for playfulness and personal expression enhancing social cohesion between colleagues. FrostWall is also a unique vehicle for future research into interaction design for dual-sided interfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group - Design
Subtitle of host publicationOpen 24/7, OZCHI '09
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781605588544
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralian Computer Human Interaction Conference 2009 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 23 Nov 200927 Nov 2009
Conference number: 21st (Conference Proceedings)


ConferenceAustralian Computer Human Interaction Conference 2009
Abbreviated titleOZCHI 2009
OtherOZCHI '09: Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group: Design: Open 24/7
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  • Dual-sided interface
  • Informal collaboration
  • Situated display
  • Ubiquitous computing

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