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Materializing the Query with Facet-Streams – A Hybrid Surface for Collaborative Search on Tabletops

Hans-Christian Jetter, Jens Gerken, Michael Zöllner, Harald Reiterer, and Natasa Milic-Frayling

Abstract

We introduce “Facet-Streams”, a hybrid interactive surface for co-located collaborative product search on a tabletop. Facet-Streams combines techniques of information visualization with tangible and multi-touch interaction to materialize collaborative search on a tabletop. It harnesses the expressive power of facets and Boolean logic without exposing users to complex formal notations. Two user studies reveal how Facet-Streams unifies visual and tangible expressivity with simplicity in interaction, supports different strategies and collaboration styles, and turns product search into a fun and social experience.

Video available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giDF9lKhCLc

Details

Publication typeInproceedings
Published inThe ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2011), May 7–12, 2011, Vancouver, Canada
URLhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giDF9lKhCLc
PublisherACM
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