University of Konstanz
Graduiertenkolleg / PhD Program
Computer and Information Science

Graduation Talks


Design and Evaluation of Co-located Interaction with Public Displays


Daniel Klinkhammer, University Konstanz
Konstanz, Germany

date & place

Wednesday, 22.05.2013, 15:15 h
Room G 309


Public interactive displays can be construed as spaces to act and move in, facilitating spatial and social interaction. We deal with the question how to utilize body movements and group processes (communication & coordination) to support a multi-user walk-up-and-use information exploration on interactive displays in public environments like museums, fairgrounds, and showrooms. The design of interactive public displays is strongly affected by two research domains: Computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) and Ubiquitous computing (UbiComp). CSCW addresses the support of collaborative activities and their coordination by means of computer systems. It combines the understanding of social interaction and group behavior with tools and techniques that support these human factors. UbiComp captures a broader scope of these multi-user and multi-display ecosystems. It emphasizes the seamless integration of computing devices into human environments. At this macro level one important aspect is how display and device configuration can support heterogeneous multi-user constellations (one-one, one-few, few-few).