Designing Collaborative Co-Located Interaction for an Artistic Installation

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10513)


In this paper we present a preliminary user study conducted on a walk-up-and-use musical instrument dubbed Collective Loops specifically designed for co-located collaborative interaction for the general public. The aim of this study was to verify that displaying all users’ choices in a shared interface would promote and facilitate user engagement in creative collaboration. Although the results do not confirm our hypothesis, the experiment allowed us to detect a more general design issue with such walk-up-and-use multi-display installations: striking the right balance between the different interfaces in order to release some of the users attention for the benefit of the collaborative process.


Co-located interaction Collaboration Audience engagement Interactive art Walk-up-and-use 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CNAM/CEDRIC, ILJ TeamParisFrance
  2. 2.EnsAD/EnsadLab, Reflective Interaction TeamParisFrance
  3. 3.ACTE Research InstituteUniv. of Paris IParisFrance

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