Technische Universität Dresden

Lehrstuhl für Mediengestaltung

Tabletop Display


Novel Interaction Techniques for Object Manipulation on Tabletops: Scoop Net and Pinch Helper

AVI '14


Interactive tabletops foster collaborative work by supporting face-to-face communication and by offering an interactive surface to continually visualize and integrate the current state of work. Through multi-touch technology, multiple fingers and even parts of the hand can be recognized. Hence, natural interaction with graphical objects can be enhanced. However, ergonomic constraints in shape, size and agility of the hand and fingers can reduce effective and efficient object manipulation.


Investigating Interaction with Tabletops in Kindergarten Environments

2014 Conference on Interaction Design and Children



In this paper, we investigate interaction of children with interactive tabletops in kindergarten environments. In our understanding, such environments feature a certain degree of supervision, group play, as well as sole activities. In contrast to the traditional desktop PC workplace, interactive tabletops encourage communication and social interaction between children. In order to observe interaction and collaboration, we developed a suite of playful applications called VisMo, which we tailored to the needs and expectations of the target group.