Children designing together on a multi-touch tabletop: An analysis of spatial orientation and user interactions

Jochen Rick*, Amanda Harris, Paul Marshall, Rowanne Fleck, Nicola Yuill, Yvonne Rogers

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Abstract

Applications running on multi-touch tabletops are beginning to be developed to enable children to collaborate on a variety of activities, from photo sharing to playing games. However, little is know as to how children work together on such interactive surfaces. We present a study that investigated groups of children's use of a multitouchtabletop for a shared-space design task, requiring reasoning and compromise. The OurSpace application was designed to allow children to arrange the desks in their classroom and allocate students to seats around those desks. A number of findings are reported, including a comparison of single versus multiple touch, equity of participation, and an analysis of how a child's tabletop position affects where he or she touches. A main finding was that children used all of the tabletop surface, but took more responsibility for the parts of the design closer to their relative position.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IDC 2009 - The 8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
Pages105-114
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2009
Event8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2009 - Como, Italy
Duration: 3 Jun 20095 Jun 2009

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2009
CountryItaly
CityComo
Period3/06/095/06/09

Keywords

  • Co-located collaboration
  • Collaborative design
  • Log-file analysis
  • Multi-touch
  • Shareable interfaces
  • Touch analysis

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