Towards Ubiquitous Information Space Management

Manuela Waldner, Dieter Schmalstieg
Towards Ubiquitous Information Space Management
In POWERWALL: International Workshop on Interactive, Ultra-High-Resolution Displays, part of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2013), pages 1-6. May 2013.
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Abstract

Large, high-resolution display spaces are usually created by carefully aligning multiple monitors or projectors to obtain a perfectly flat, rectangular display. In this paper, we suggest the usage of imperfect surfaces as extension of personal workspaces to create ubiquitous, personalized information spaces. We identify five environmental factors ubiquitous information spaces need to consider: 1) user location and display visibility, 2) display gaps and holes, 3) corners and non-planarity of the display surface, 4) physical objects within and around the display surface, and 5) non-rectangular display shapes. Instead of compensating for fragmentations and non-planarity of the information space, we propose a ubiquitous information space manager, adapting interaction and window rendering techniques to the above mentioned factors. We hypothesize that knowledge workers will benefit from such ubiquitous information spaces due to increased exploitation of spatial cognition.

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@inproceedings{waldner-2013-ubiWM,
  title =      "Towards Ubiquitous Information Space Management",
  author =     "Manuela Waldner and Dieter Schmalstieg",
  year =       "2013",
  abstract =   "Large, high-resolution display spaces are usually created by
               carefully aligning multiple monitors or projectors to obtain
               a perfectly flat, rectangular display. In this paper, we
               suggest the usage of imperfect surfaces as extension of
               personal workspaces to create ubiquitous, personalized
               information spaces. We identify five environmental factors
               ubiquitous information spaces need to consider: 1) user
               location and display visibility, 2) display gaps and holes,
               3) corners and non-planarity of the display surface, 4)
               physical objects within and around the display surface, and
               5) non-rectangular display shapes. Instead of compensating
               for fragmentations and non-planarity of the information
               space, we propose a ubiquitous information space manager,
               adapting interaction and window rendering techniques to the
               above mentioned factors. We hypothesize that knowledge
               workers will benefit from such ubiquitous information spaces
               due to increased exploitation of spatial cognition. ",
  month =      may,
  booktitle =  "POWERWALL: International Workshop on Interactive,
               Ultra-High-Resolution Displays, part of the SIGCHI
               Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2013)",
  isbn =       "978-1-4503-1952-2",
  location =   "Paris, France",
  publisher =  "ACM",
  pages =      "1--6",
  keywords =   "information management, ubiquitous displays",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2013/waldner-2013-ubiWM/",
}