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Horizontal Interactive Human-Computer Systems, International Workshop on (2006)
Adelaide, Australia
Jan. 5, 2006 to Jan. 7, 2006
ISBN: 0-7695-2494-X
pp: 135-142
Romain Perron , French National Aeronautics cedex4 - France
Fran?ois Laborie , EADS - Corporate Research Centre, France
<p>Global distribution of design teams is a reality for all major industries. This new organization challenges the traditional strong collaborative practices of designers. The meeting spaces must support a variety of intermediary objects that make the traditional tools, such as whiteboards, inappropriate, especially for distributed teams, and call for more relevant artifacts.</p> <p>Based on a distributed learning project we investigated the use of augmented tabletops as practical surfaces to share information during distributed design working sessions. In this empirical study, we describe the specifications and functionalities of the AugmenTables prototypes designed by the student teams. This paper then evaluates the technical and social impact of augmented tabletops during virtual meetings and especially informal design reviews</p>
Augmented Tabletop, Distributed Design, CSCW, Shared displays

F. Laborie and R. Perron, "Augmented Tabletops, an Incentive for Distributed Collaboration," First IEEE International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human-Computer Systems 2006(TABLETOP), Adelaide, SA, Australia, 2006, pp. 135-142.
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