Malte Weiß
HCI Research · Software Development

Dynamic Portals: A Lightweight Metaphor for Fast Object Transfer on Interactive Surfaces

Short paper by Simon Voelker, Malte Weiss, Chat Wacharamanotham, Jan Borchers

In Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces. ACM, 2011.

BibTeX citation
@inproceedings{Voelker,
author = {Voelker, Simon and Weiss, Malte and Wacharamanotham, Chat and Borchers, Jan},
title = {Dynamic Portals: A Lightweight Metaphor for Fast Object Transfer on Interactive Surfaces},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces},
series = {ITS '11},
year = {2011},
isbn = {978-1-4503-0871-7},
location = {Kobe, Japan},
pages = {158--161},
url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2076354.2076384},
doi = {10.1145/2076354.2076384},
publisher = {ACM},
address = {New York, NY, USA},
keywords = {Portals, interactive tabletops, orientation, remote view, spatial arrangement}
}

Abstract

We introduce Dynamic Portals, a lightweight interaction technique to transfer virtual objects across tabletops. They maintain the spatial coherence of objects and inherently align them to the recipients' workspace. Furthermore, they allow the exchange of digital documents among multiple users. A remote view enables users to align their objects at the target location. This paper explores the interaction technique and shows how our concept can also be applied as zoomable viewport and shared workspace.

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