Multi-user, multi-display interaction:
They are using 5 displays (3 on the walls, one multi touch table, one tablet PC). The application is the Google Earth. Each display show another information on the map, like roads, schools. The input device it touch of the multi touch table and for the tablet PC a stylus.
Jonathan Grudin has worked in this area.
Fraunhofer IITB: Multi-Display-Arbeitsplatz für den Krisenstab
Stiching method: From microsoft research:
E-conic: a perspective-aware interface for multi-display environments
This is a good method for our Media Room, while using microsoft surface with cube, by using tracking system in addition.
Multi-display environments compose displays that can be at different locations from and different angles to the user; as a result, it can become very difficult to manage windows,read text, and manipulate objects. We investigate the idea of perspective as a way to solve these problems in multi-display environments. We first identify basic display and control factors that are affected by perspective, such as visibility, fracture, and sharing. We then present the design and implementation of E-conic, a multi-display multi-user environment that uses location data about displays and users to dynamically correct perspective. We carried out a controlled experiment to test the benefits of perspective correction in basic interaction tasks like targeting, steering, aligning, pattern-matching and reading. Our results show
that perspective correction significantly and substantially improves user performance in all these tasks.
Interesting Working Groups in this area:
Advanced Interaction for Multi-display Environments:
i-Land Roomware Second Generation
"We describe the i-LAND environment which constitutes an example of our vision of the workspaces of the future, in this case supporting cooperative work of dynamic teams with changing needs. i-LAND requires and provides new forms of human-computer interaction and new forms of computer-supported cooperative work. Its design is based on an integration of information and architectural spaces, implications of new work practices and an empirical requirements study informing our design. i-LAND consists of several roomware components, i.e. computer-aug- mented objects integrating room elements with information technology. We present the current realization of i-LAND in terms of an interactive electronic wall, an interactive table, two computer-enhanced chairs, and two bridges for the Passage-mechanism. This is complemented by the description of the creativity support application and the technological infrastructure. The paper is accompanied by a video figure in the CHI99 video program"
People and Groups working in the area of Multi Display Environments:
desney S. Tan:
CRISTAL on multitouch coffee table (Control of Remotely Interfaced Systems using Touch-based Actions in Living spaces)
This system can enable remote controlling of interactive displays using touch table.
more infromation can be found under:
shared design space: Office of tomorrow:
A good workshop in the filed of MDE with the title:
Beyond the Laboratory: Supporting Authentic Collaboration with Multiple Displays
Using tablet PC with a large vertical display for editing and viewing photos. They use the concept of Chinese dinner table.
It is about using multi displays in office and meeting rooms.
They are using Caleydo System, which is a information visualization for biomedical data: