Usable Multi-Display Environments: Concept and Evaluation

  • Thomas Heider
  • Thomas Kirste
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4555)


The number of conference or meeting rooms with multiple displays available is on the rise. While this increased availability of displays opens up many new opportunities, the management of information across them is not trivial, especially when multiple users with diverging interests have to be considered. This particularly applies for dynamic ensembles of displays. We propose to cast the Display Mapping problem as an optimization task, where we define an explicit criterion for the global quality of a display mapping and then use computer support to calculate the optimum. We argue that in dynamic multi-user, multi-display environments, an automatic – or at least computer supported – document-display assignment improves the user experience in multi-display environments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Heider
    • 1
  • Thomas Kirste
    • 1
  1. 1.Mobile Multimedia Information Systems Group, Department of Computer Science, Rostock UniversityGermany

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