Andy Wilson

Augmenting Interactive Tables with Mice & Keyboards

Björn Hartmann
Stanford University HCI Group
Computer Science Dept, Stanford, CA
Meridith Ringel Morris, Hrvoje Benko, Andrew D. Wilson
Microsoft Research
One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA

This note examines the role traditional input devices can play in surface computing. Mice and keyboards can enhance tabletop technologies since they support high fidelity input, facilitate interaction with distant objects, and serve as a proxy for user identity and position. Interactive tabletops, in turn, can enhance the functionality of traditional input devices: they provide spatial sensing, augment devices with co-located visual content, and support connections among a plurality of devices. We introduce eight interaction techniques for a table with mice and keyboards, and we discuss the design space of such interactions.

Hartmann, B., Morris, M. R., Benko, H., and Wilson, A. D. 2009. Augmenting interactive tables with mice & keyboards. In Proceedings of the 22nd Annual ACM Symposium on User interface Software and Technology (Victoria, BC, Canada, October 04 - 07, 2009). UIST '09. ACM, New York, NY, 149-152.

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