BendDesk: Seamless Integration of Horizontal and Vertical Multi-Touch Surfaces in Desk Environments

Year
2009
Type(s)
,
Author(s)
Malte Weiss, Simon Voelker, and Jan Borchers
Source
In Adjunct Proceedings of ITS '09, ACM
BibTeX
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We present BendDesk, a desk environment that combines a horizontal and a vertical interactive surface that are seamlessly connected by a curved surface. This increases the perception of spatial cohesiveness and provides a continuous interaction. Furthermore, the curve functions as a storage for virtual objects and as a display for system events. The system avoids changing input modalities by supporting direct touch and pen input on the entire surface.