Distributed Interactive Surfaces: A Step Towards the Distribution of Tangible and Virtual Objects

  • Sophie Lepreux
  • Sébastien Kubicki
  • Christophe Kolski
  • Jean Caelen
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Abstract

After having outlined the uses of new technologies such as smartphones, touchscreen tablets and laptops, in this paper we present the TangiSense interactive table, equipped with RFID technology tagged on tangible objects, as new paradigm of interaction for ambient intelligence. We propose a problem space and some scenarios illustrating the distribution of user interfaces within the framework of collective work. A case study centered on crisis management units, i.e. a collaborative situation, with multiple actors who are geographically separate, makes it possible to illustrate possible distributed uses and the TangiSense’s capacities. To finish, the chapter presents the directions under consideration for our future research.

Keywords

Distributed interactive surfaces Interactive table Tangible interaction Distribution of Tangible and Virtual objects TangiSense 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This research work was partially financed by the “Ministère de l’Education Nationale, de la Recherche et de la Technologie”, the “région Nord Pas de Calais”, the “Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique”, the FEDER, CISIT, and especially the “Agence Nationale de la Recherche” (ANR TTT and IMAGIT projects ANR 2010 CORD 01701).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sophie Lepreux
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Sébastien Kubicki
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Christophe Kolski
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jean Caelen
    • 4
  1. 1.Université Lille Nord de FranceLilleFrance
  2. 2.UVHC, LAMIHValenciennesFrance
  3. 3.CNRSValenciennesFrance
  4. 4.Multicom, Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble (LIG), UMR 5217Grenoble cedex 9France

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