Displays in the Wild: Understanding the Dynamics and Evolution of a Display Ecology

  • Elaine M. Huang
  • Elizabeth D. Mynatt
  • Jay P. Trimble
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3968)


Large interactive display systems are becoming increasingly pervasive, but most have been studied in isolation, rather than in the context of other technologies in the environment. We present an in-depth field evaluation of large interactive displays within a multi-display work environment used in the NASA Mars Exploration Rover (MER) missions, a complex and authentic use setting. We uncover how the role of such displays evolves in the context of other displays as tasks and collaboration practices change, as well as how tasks migrate among different displays over time. Finally, we present suggestions for how to evaluate the success of large interactive displays and multi-display environments in collaborative work environments based on our findings.


Projection Screen Large Display Mars Exploration Rover Nominal Mission Shared Display 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elaine M. Huang
    • 1
  • Elizabeth D. Mynatt
    • 1
  • Jay P. Trimble
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Computing & GVU CenterGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.NASA Ames Research CenterMoffett FieldUSA

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