Dynamic Portals: A Lightweight Metaphor for Fast Object Transfer on Interactive Surfaces

Year
2011
Type(s)
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Author(s)
Simon Voelker, Malte Weiss, Chat Wacharamanotham, and Jan Borchers
Source
In Proceedings of ITS '11, ACM, 158 – 161
Url(s)
https://dl.acm.org/authorize?N677064
BibTeX
BibTeX

We introduce Dynamic Portals, a lightweight interaction technique to transfer virtual objects across tabletops. They maintain the spatial coherence of objects and inherently align them to the recipients’ workspace. Furthermore, they allow the exchange of digital documents among multiple users. A remote view enables users to align their objects at the target location. This paper explores the interaction technique and shows how our concept can also be applied as zoomable viewport and shared workspace.