Towards Specifying Multimodal Collaborative User Interfaces: A Comparison of Collaboration Notations

  • Frédéric Jourde
  • Yann Laurillau
  • Alberto Moran
  • Laurence Nigay
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5136)


Interactive systems including multiple interaction devices and surfaces for supporting the collaboration of a group of co-located users are increasingly common in various domains. Nevertheless few collaborative and multimodal interface specification notations are proposed. As a first step towards a notation for specifying a design solution prior to its software design and development, we adopt an empirical approach. We applied and compared four existing notations for collaborative systems by considering a case study, namely, a system for supporting informal co-located collaboration in hospital work. This paper reports the conclusions from this empirical comparison.


CSCW multimodality multi-devices specification notation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frédéric Jourde
    • 1
  • Yann Laurillau
    • 1
  • Alberto Moran
    • 2
  • Laurence Nigay
    • 1
  1. 1.Grenoble Informatics Laboratory (LIG) GrenobleFrance
  2. 2.Facultad de CienciasUABCEnsenadaMexico

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