Spatially aware tangible display interaction in a tabletop environment

Martin Spindler
2012 Proceedings of the 2012 ACM international conference on Interactive tabletops and surfaces - ITS '12  
One limiting factor of digital tabletops is that interaction is usually restricted to a single 2D surface. I propose to extend this interaction space to the 3D space above the table by using spatially aware handheld displays. Utilizing the spatial position and orientation of such tangible displays provides an additional dimension of interaction that allows users to interact with complex information spaces in a more direct and natural way. The simultaneous use of multiple tangible displays
more » ... ible displays explicitly supports collaborative work. My research includes the identification of basic interaction principles, the design and implementation of a technical framework, and the development and evaluation of interactive systems demonstrating the benefits of tangible displays for different application domains. Figure 1 . A multi-display tabletop environment consisting of following entities: a large tabletop, multiple spatially aware handheld displays, spatial awareness of users, virtual information spaces, and non-digital spatially aware objects.
doi:10.1145/2396636.2396679 dblp:conf/tabletop/Spindler12 fatcat:zkdqfl7me5e53jnjc7isawh63u