Release, Relocate, Reorient, Resize: Fluid Techniques for Document Sharing on Multi-User Interactive Tables

Meredith Ringel, Kathy Ryall, Chia Shen, Clifton Forlines, Frederic Vernier
CHI: Extended Abstracts, 2004
Group work frequently involves transitions between periods of active collaboration and periods of individual activity. We aim to support this typical work practice by introducing four tabletop direct-manipulation interaction techniques that can be used to transition the status of an electronic document from private to group-accessible. After presenting our four techniques release, relocate, reorient, and resize we discuss the results of an empirical study that compares and evaluates these mechanisms for sharing documents in a co-located tabletop environment.