Flexible, Collaborative Organization on a Tabletop

Karen D. Grant, Terry Winograd
ACM CSCW 2002: Workshop on Co-located Tabletop Collaboration: Technologies and Directions, 2002
As part of our research on designing computer-based systems for organizing materials, we have conducted several qualitative and quantitative investigations of tabletop use both with and without technology. We are interested in exploring more flexible metaphors for organizing materials, such as an informal "pile"-based metaphor, in a collaborative setting around a tabletop. Our goal is to provide more casual, flexible systems for everyday users.