TR2008-018

Multiview User Interfaces with an Automultiscopic Display


    •  Matusik, W.; Forlines, C.; Pfister, H., "Multiview User Interfaces with an Automultiscopic Display", International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI), ISBN: 0-978-60558-141-5, May 2008, pp. 363-366.
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      • @inproceedings{Matusik2008may,
      • author = {Matusik, W. and Forlines, C. and Pfister, H.},
      • title = {Multiview User Interfaces with an Automultiscopic Display},
      • booktitle = {International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI)},
      • year = 2008,
      • pages = {363--366},
      • month = may,
      • isbn = {0-978-60558-141-5},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2008-018}
      • }
  • Research Area:

    Off the Desktop Interaction and Display


Automultiscopic displays show 3D stereoscopic images that can be viewed from any viewpoint without special glasses. These displays are becoming widely available and affordable. In this paper, we describe how an automultiscopic display, built for viewing 3D images, can be repurposed to display 2D interfaces that appear differently from different points-of-view. For single-user applications, point-of-view becomes a means of input and a user is able to reveal different views of an application by simply moving their head left and right. For multi-user applications, a single-display application can show each member of the group a different variation of the interface. We outline three types of multi-view interfaces and illustrate each with example applications.