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

Rick, J; Marshall, P; Rogers, Y; Harris, A; Fleck, R; Yuill, N; (2009) Children designing together on a multi-touch tabletop: An analysis of spatial orientation and user interactions. In: Proceedings of IDC 2009 - The 8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children. (pp. 105 - 114).

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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. Copyright 2009 ACM.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Children designing together on a multi-touch tabletop: An analysis of spatial orientation and user interactions
DOI:10.1145/1551788.1551807
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Psychology and Language Sciences (Division of) > UCL Interaction Centre
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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