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 getting up.
    • 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. (see 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 paper)
  • Private drill down of public information, as investigated in the Command Post of the Future project.

Related Links:

  • 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 a Palm.
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