Using Hand-Helds for Groups
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Topics to be added here:
- Main paper about Pebbles as groupware from CSCW'98: Brad A. Myers, Herb
Stiel, and Robert Gargiulo. "Collaboration Using Multiple PDAs Connected
to a PC." Proceedings
CSCW 98: ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, November 14-18, 1998, Seattle, WA. pp. 285-294. Adobe Acrobat (pdf) (about 400K)
- Implementation architecture to support multiple users: Brad A. Myers. An Implementation
Architecture to Support Single-Display Groupware. Carnegie Mellon University
School of Computer Science Technical Report, no. CMU-CS-99-139 and Human Computer
Interaction Institute Technical Report CMU-HCII-99-101. May, 1999. pdf
- Study about "floor control": technology to help decide which user is in control (who "has the floor"): Karen Cross, Adrienne Warmack, and Brad Myers. "Lessons Learned: Using Contextual Inquiry Analysis to Improve PDA Control of Presentations".
Submitted for Publication. pdf
- Remote Commander, so members
of the meeting can control the cursor and keyboard from their seat without
- Issue: Single Display Groupware interaction techniques and implementation
(how multiple people can share the same display). (see related papers
on UI and implementation)
- SlideShow Commander, so presenter
can more easily control the presentation.
- Laser Pointer interaction techniques, for presenter or audience members.
related conference paper)
- Semantic Snarfing, so audience members can grab (snarf) the interesting
parts of the shared display and interact with it. (see related conference
- Private drill down of public information, as investigated in the Command
Post of the Future project.
- The GEORDI system (unrelated to Pebbles)
uses a form of "semantic snarfing" when
it grabs the status information from a PC and reformats it to display on