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Title:An Interface Toolkit for Interactive Workspaces
Author(s):Biehl, Jacob T.; Bailey, Brian P.
Subject(s):Human-computer interaction
Abstract:To work productively in an interactive workspace, users need effective interfaces to seamlessly share, annotate, and juxtapose digital information across heterogeneous devices. Building on an existing infrastructure for interactive workspaces, we developed an interaction design that uses an iconic representation of a workspace to enable application relocation and input redirection tasks to be performed, a graphical tool for constructing the iconic representations, and a toolkit that provides runtime support for the interface. The iconic representation supports recognition over recall and the use of spatial memory when performing relocation and redirection tasks. A usability evaluation showed that the interaction design of our interface enables tasks to be performed quickly and with minimal error, induces low workload, and supports high satisfaction. While the toolkit was implemented on top of an existing infrastructure, it can be easily ported to others. Our toolkit can be downloaded today, and can facilitate more productive use of interactive workspaces for individual and group work.
Issue Date:2004-12
Genre:Technical Report
Other Identifier(s):UIUCDCS-R-2004-2506
Rights Information:You are granted permission for the non-commercial reproduction, distribution, display, and performance of this technical report in any format, BUT this permission is only for a period of 45 (forty-five) days from the most recent time that you verified that this technical report is still available from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Computer Science Department under terms that include this permission. All other rights are reserved by the author(s).
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-04-17

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