AdapTable: Extending Reach over Large Tabletops through Flexible Multi-Display Configuration

Yoshiki Kudo, Kazuki Takashima, Morten Fjeld, Yoshifumi Kitamura

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Abstract

Large interactive tabletops are beneficial for various tasks involving exploration and visualization, but regions of the screen far from users can be difficult to reach. We propose AdapTable; a concept and prototype of a flexible multi-display tabletop that can physically reconfigure its layout, allowing for interaction with difficult-to-reach regions. We conducted a design study where we found users preferred to change screen layouts for full-screen interaction, motivated by reduced physical demands and frustration. We then prototyped AdapTable using four actuated tabletop displays each propelled by a mobile robot, and a touch menu was chosen to control the layout. Finally, we conducted a user study to evaluate how well AdapTable addresses the reaching problem compared with a conventional panning technique. Our findings show that AdapTable provides a more efficient method for complex full-screen interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISS 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages213-225
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781450356947
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov 19
Event13th ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces, ISS 2018 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2018 Nov 252018 Nov 28

Publication series

NameISS 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces

Other

Other13th ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces, ISS 2018
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period18/11/2518/11/28

Keywords

  • Shape-changing and actuated surfaces
  • Touch interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Kudo, Y., Takashima, K., Fjeld, M., & Kitamura, Y. (2018). AdapTable: Extending Reach over Large Tabletops through Flexible Multi-Display Configuration. In ISS 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (pp. 213-225). (ISS 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3279778.3279779