Handoff of objects and tools occurs frequently and naturally in face-to-face work; in tabletop groupware, however, digital handoff is often awkward. In this paper, we investigate ways of improving support for digital handoff in tabletop systems. We first observed how handoff works at a physical table, and then compared the performance of tangible and standard transfer techniques on digital tables. Based on our observations, we developed a new technique called force-field handoff that allows objects to drift between pointers that are approaching one another. We tested force-field handoff in an experiment, and found that it is significantly faster than current digital handoff; no difference was found with tangible handoff. In addition, force-field handoff was preferred by the majority of participants.
|Translated title of the contribution||Improving digital handoff in shared tabletop workspaces|
|Journal||International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human Computer Systems, 2008. TABLETOP 2008|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
Bibliographical noteISBN: 9781424428977
Name and Venue of Conference: International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human Computer Systems, 2008. TABLETOP 2008
Other identifier: 2000954
Jun, L., Pinelle, D., Gutwin, C., & Subramanian, S. (2008). Improving digital handoff in shared tabletop workspaces. International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human Computer Systems, 2008. TABLETOP 2008, 9-16. http://www.cs.bris.ac.uk/Publications/pub_master.jsp?id=2000954