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

Rick, Jochen, Harris, Amanda, Marshall, Paul, Fleck, Rowanne, Yuill, Nicola and Rogers, Yvonne (2009) Children designing together on a multi-touch tabletop: An analysis of spatial orientation and user interactions. In: 8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2009; Como; 3 June 2009 through 5 June 2009, Corno.

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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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Proceedings of IDC 2009
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Amanda Louise Harris
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:47
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2012 08:56
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/14453
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