Observations of a Shared Tabletop User Study

    •  Katherine Everitt, Clifton Forlines, Kathy Ryall, Chia Shen, "Observations of a Shared Tabletop User Study", Tech. Rep. TR2004-126, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Cambridge, MA, January 2004.
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      • @techreport{MERL_TR2004-126,
      • author = {Katherine Everitt and Clifton Forlines and Kathy Ryall and Chia Shen},
      • title = {Observations of a Shared Tabletop User Study},
      • institution = {MERL - Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories},
      • address = {Cambridge, MA 02139},
      • number = {TR2004-126},
      • month = jan,
      • year = 2004,
      • url = {}
      • }

We present observational user study findings of UbiTable, a multi-user interactive table top that provides walk-up wireless connections for multiple personal devices. UbiTable offers shared interactions that allow writing, annotating, drawing, copying, and the transferring of content amoung the tabletop and associated user devices. Out findings uncovered general design considerations and tradeoffs in the area of multi-user audio feedback, document ownership, and cross-device document transfer in multi-device multi-user co-located computational environment.