Human-Computer Interaction

INTERACT 2015: Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2015 pp 79-86

Tangible Voting: A Technique for Interacting with Group Choices on a Tangible Tabletop

Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-22723-8_7

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9299)
Cite this paper as:
Maquil V., Tobias E., Latour T. (2015) Tangible Voting: A Technique for Interacting with Group Choices on a Tangible Tabletop. In: Abascal J., Barbosa S., Fetter M., Gross T., Palanque P., Winckler M. (eds) Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2015. INTERACT 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9299. Springer, Cham


The tangible tabletop has been exploited in many different application domains as one of the most popular setups of Tangible User Interfaces. Proposed interaction techniques are based on, for instance, direct manipulation, dual hand input, or physical actuation. This paper reports on the design and implementation of a new interaction technique to support multiple users in their specifying and manipulating individual choices on a tangible tabletop. The proposed tangible widget consists of both a physical enclosing with several separated zones, and a number of tokens that can be distributed in these zones to specify the individual choices of the group. We present the rationale used in design, the technical implementation, and report on the use of the interaction technique during workshops with children.


Tangible User Interfaces Tabletop interaction Widgets Interaction technique Collaboration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IT for Innovative ServicesLuxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)Esch-sur-AlzetteLuxembourg

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