Summary MultiSpace moves data across devices through portals - graphical proxies to other devices in the same network. To display something on another device, just drag it to the corresponding portal.
Description Everitt et al. describe the design of a MDE controlled by a tabletop, with a special interface that utilizes portals to move information objects between the devices. The portals in the upper corners of the tabletop refer to personal devices of the users and a thin strip at the top of the table is linked to an interactive wall. Dragging objects to the corresponding parts of the screen copies and displays them on the corresponding device.
Design motivation Creating technological infrastructure, Designing new types of interactions, Augmenting existing practices
Design goal Creating integrated workspaces, Designing new interaction techniques, Fostering collaboration, Improving information management across devices, Supporting joint interaction with information across devices, Unifying advantages of different devices
Device type Private, Public, Semi-private
Enabling technology Displays, Networking technologies
Theory
Reference Everitt, K., Shen, C., Ryall, K., & Forlines, C. (2006). MultiSpace: Enabling electronic document micro-mobility in table-centric, multi-device environments. In Horizontal Interactive Human-Computer Systems, 2006. TableTop 2006. First IEEE International Workshop on (pp. 8-pp). IEEE.
Pattern family Cross-Device Portals
Cites Hyperdrag, Bumping, SyncTap
Cited by Select-and-Point, VisPorter, Tilt-to-Preview, Face-to-Mirror the Full Screen, Portals, Cross-Device Pinch-to-Zoom
Related to Select-and-Point, Cross-Device Drag-and-Drop, VisPorter, Conductor, Tilt-to-Preview, Face-to-Mirror the Full Screen, Portals, Cross-Device Pinch-to-Zoom
Examples MultiSpace-example.png
Diagram Diagram for MultiSpace.png

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