TR2004-022

Release, Relocate, Reorient, Resize: Fluid Techniques for Document Sharing on Multi-User Interactive Tables


    •  Ringel, M.; Ryall, K.; Shen, C.; Forlines, C.; Vernier, F., "Release, Relocate, Reorient, Resize: Fluid Techniques for Document Sharing on Multi-User Interactive Tables", ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), ISBN: 1 58113 703 6, April 2004, pp. 1441-1444.
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      • @inproceedings{Ringel2004apr,
      • author = {Ringel, M. and Ryall, K. and Shen, C. and Forlines, C. and Vernier, F.},
      • title = {Release, Relocate, Reorient, Resize: Fluid Techniques for Document Sharing on Multi-User Interactive Tables},
      • booktitle = {ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)},
      • year = 2004,
      • pages = {1441--1444},
      • month = apr,
      • isbn = {1 58113 703 6},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2004-022}
      • }

Group work frequently involves transitions between periods of active collaboration and periods of individual activity. We aim to support this typical work practice by introducing four tabletop direct-manipulation interaction techniques that can be used to transition the status of an electronic document from private to group-accessible. After presenting our four techniques - release, relocate, reorient, and resize - we discuss the results of an empirical study that compares and evaluates these mechanisms for sharing documents in a co-lcoated tabletop environment.