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Manipulating tabletop objects to interactively query a database

Jofre, Ana, Szigeti, Steve, Tiefenbach-Keller, Stephen, Dong, Lan-Xi and Diamond, Sara (2016) Manipulating tabletop objects to interactively query a database. In: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

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Official URL: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2851581.2890260


We present a prototype for a Tangible User Interface designed for interactive data visualization, which we believe will be useful for facilitating collaborative work in data analytics. Our hybrid system combines a tabletop graspable user interface with a two-dimensional screen display; the users interrogate the data by manipulating tokens on the tabletop and the screen displays the results of the user's query. The objects are tagged using fiducial markers, which are identified with open-source ReacTIVision computer vision software, and the visualization code is written in Processing. In this demonstration, we use radio station listener demographic data, but the system can be used to query various data sets.

Item Type: Conference/Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3d interactions, collaboration, collaborative learning, collaborative work environment, database query, data materialization, graspable user interface, human computer interaction, interface design, physical visualization, tangible user interface
Divisions: Research Labs > Visual Analytics Lab (VAL)
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2016 20:45
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2021 08:41
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/990

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