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Seminar: Future Challenges and Trends in HCI - Interactive Surfaces


Harald Reiterer


Gerken, Geyer





Do/Thu 12 - 14 ct (V) D247 (V) wöchentlich ab 14.04.2011


12:00 - 14:00


In the early 1990s Mark Weiser’s vision of Ubiquitous Computing redefined the notion of Human Computer Interaction. Interaction was not anymore considered to happen only with desktop computers but also with other elements of the environment. Recent developments of various technologies such as affordable large display panels, reliable multi-touch detection and software toolkits open up new possibilities and refuel the interest in direct interaction on display surfaces. At the same time researchers aim for a better understanding of social aspects of interaction and group work practice around tabletops in order to successfully deploy interactive surfaces in work, education and entertainment environments. Today we may witness the beginning of the last phase of a long process from the concept of interactive tabletops and lab prototypes to a sustainable business. Tabletop systems and large interactive displays appear in semi-public spaces, the hospitality business and the domestic environment but also in office environments.
The seminar will introduce the participants into past and current research in designing interactive surfaces and tabletops as well as the theory behind these approaches. Therefore, several technical aspects of interactive surfaces, like multi-touch interaction, display technology, gesture or tangible interaction but also theoretical issues like the importance of the surrounding spatial environments and social factors in collaboration will be presented and discussed by the participants.






Eine 45-minütige Abschlusspräsentation, in welcher das gewählte Thema umfassend präsentiert wird sowie eine 20 seitige Hausarbeit.


„Tabletops - Horizontal Interactive Displays“, ed. by Christian Mueller-Tomfelde, Springer Verlag London; Vol. 1, ISBN: 1849961123