Tables in the wild: Lessons learned from a large-scale multi-tabletop deployment

Ahmed Kharrufa, Madeline Balaam, Phil Heslop, David Leat, Paul Dolan, Patrick Olivier

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Abstract

This paper presents the results and experiences of a six-week deployment of multiple digital tabletops in a school. Dillenbourg's orchestration framework was used both to guide the design and analysis of the study. Four themes, which directly relate to the design of the technology for the classroom, out of the 15 orchestration factors are considered. For each theme, we present our design choices, the relevant observations, feedback from teachers and students, and we conclude with a number of lessons learned in the form of design recommendations. The distinguishing factors of our study are its scale (in terms of duration, number of classes, subjects, and teachers), and its 'in-the-wild'character, with the entire study being conducted in a school, led by the teachers, and using teacher-prepared, curriculum-based tasks. Our primary contributions are the analysis of our observations and design recommendations for future multi-tabletop applications designed for and deployed within the classroom. Our analyses and recommendations meaningfully extend HCI's current design understandings of such settings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2013
Subtitle of host publicationChanging Perspectives, Conference Proceedings - The 31st Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Pages1021-1030
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2013
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2013 - Paris, France
Duration: 27 Apr 20132 May 2013
Conference number: 31st
https://chi2013.acm.org/program/

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2013
Abbreviated titleCHI 2013
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period27/04/132/05/13
OtherTheme: Changing Perspectives
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Keywords

  • Classroom orchestration
  • Collaborative learning
  • Tabletops

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Kharrufa, A., Balaam, M., Heslop, P., Leat, D., Dolan, P., & Olivier, P. (2013). Tables in the wild: Lessons learned from a large-scale multi-tabletop deployment. In CHI 2013: Changing Perspectives, Conference Proceedings - The 31st Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1021-1030) https://doi.org/10.1145/2470654.2466130
Kharrufa, Ahmed ; Balaam, Madeline ; Heslop, Phil ; Leat, David ; Dolan, Paul ; Olivier, Patrick. / Tables in the wild : Lessons learned from a large-scale multi-tabletop deployment. CHI 2013: Changing Perspectives, Conference Proceedings - The 31st Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 2013. pp. 1021-1030
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Tables in the wild : Lessons learned from a large-scale multi-tabletop deployment. / Kharrufa, Ahmed; Balaam, Madeline; Heslop, Phil; Leat, David; Dolan, Paul; Olivier, Patrick.

CHI 2013: Changing Perspectives, Conference Proceedings - The 31st Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 2013. p. 1021-1030.

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Kharrufa A, Balaam M, Heslop P, Leat D, Dolan P, Olivier P. Tables in the wild: Lessons learned from a large-scale multi-tabletop deployment. In CHI 2013: Changing Perspectives, Conference Proceedings - The 31st Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 2013. p. 1021-1030 https://doi.org/10.1145/2470654.2466130