Multi-touch Table or Plastic Wall? Design of a Study for the Comparison of Media in Modeling

  • Anne GutschmidtEmail author
  • Kurt Sandkuhl
  • Ulrike Borchardt
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 263)


An important aspect of participatory enterprise modeling is the work in a group. However, does the collaboration of the group members change depending on which medium is used to generate the models? Are there for example differences in the group’s behavior when working with a plastic wall, similar to a whiteboard, or with a multi-touch table? Based on the state of research and theoretical foundations of group work as well as previous research, relevant research issues are raised and an experimental design will be described in order to examine possible differences in the group work depending on the medium. Relevant aspects will be forms of cooperation, i.e. verbal and nonverbal contributions of the participants, but also territorial behavior and group performance.


Multi-touch-table Plastic wall Enterprise modeling Intermedia comparison 



The research was supported by the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania with funds from the European Union (EFRE) in the project “Integrated Environment for Enterprise and Knowledge Modeling”. Part of this work was financially supported by Government of Russian Federation, Grant 074-U01. The authors thank Peggy Sterling for her work on translating former German parts of the text and language check.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne Gutschmidt
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kurt Sandkuhl
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ulrike Borchardt
    • 1
  1. 1.Chair of Business Information SystemsUniversity of RostockRostockGermany
  2. 2.ITMO UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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