Collaborative Use of Rollable Displays

Project Details
Project Name :

Collaborative Use of Rollable Displays

Project Category :

03Flexible and Shape Displays, Simon

Client Review :

(CHI 2012)

Description :

Collaborative Use of Rollable Displays

TU Darmstadt 2011

In this project, we investigated how devices with rollable displays can be used for collaboration on-the-go. We developed a theoretical framework for designing user interfaces for this new class of devices. Based on this framework, we contribute a first implementation that supports users during mobile meetings. First evaluation results show that participants use resizing not only as way for adjusting the screen real estate, but also as a way for dynamically adapting their social distance during the conversation. Our results moreover indicate that jointly holding a resizable mobile device is promising for collaboration on-the-go, since it creates a strong connection between users while retaining flexible physical arrangements and flexible spacing of users.


Jürgen Steimle, Simon Olberding
In Proceedings of CHI ’12 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems.