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[research prototype] Comprehand

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Successful (cooperative) work requires that the involved workers develop a common understanding of the modalities of their interaction. This work aims at extending the scope of alignment support by explicitly considering the perceptions and needs of individuals.

The cooperative creation of diagrammatic models as representations of mental models can aid the alignment of individual views and the development of a common understanding. The main feature for cooperation support is that modeling takes places on a simultaneously accessible and physically manipulable modeling surface. The method thus is complemented with a tabletop interface – a horizontally mounted interaction surface that is augmented with computer support – to effectively support the alignment of individual views on cooperative work processes.

Tangible tokens are used to cooperatively build models on the interaction surface. Cooperation is further supported by additional features like reconstruction support for former model states. Persistent model representation is based upon the standardized XML Topic Map format, which allows for a reusable, self-contained representation of generic semantic networks.

Start:
01.10.2005

Project Officer:
DI Dr. Stefan Oppl, MBA

Staff:
Dominik Wachholder, MSc pMBA
Florian Krenn, MSc
Mag. Dr. Matthias Neubauer, pMBA

Publications:
A Tabletop Interface to support Concept Mapping
A Tuple-Space based Middleware for Collaborative Tangible User Interfaces
Be-greifbare Gestaltung von eLearning-Szenarien
Begreifbare Modellierung von Arbeit
Effects of a Tabletop Interface on the Co-Construction of Concept Maps
Facilitating shared understanding of work situations using a tangible tabletop interface
Graspable Work Modeling
Konsistente Verwendung von Metaphern als Erfolgskriterium für komplexe Tangible User Interfaces
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Subject-oriented Elicitation of distributed Business-Process Knowledge
Tabletop Concept Mapping
Towards Human-Centered Design of Diagrammatic Representation Schemes
Towards Informed Metaphor Selection for TUIs
Towards Intuitive Work Modeling with a Tangible Collaboration Interface Approach
Towards Tangible Work Modeling
Unterstützung expliziter Articulation Work
Unterstützung expliziter Articulation Work. Interaktive Externalisierung und Abstimmung mentaler Modelle
Unterstützung expliziter Articulation Work durch Externalisierung von Arbeitswissen
Using a Tangible Tabletop Interface to facilitate Articulation Work

Field of Research:
Articulation Work