Interface Currents
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Description The purpose of Interface Currents is to aiThe purpose of Interface Currents is to aid in forming group spaces, providing personal storage areas, and facilitating item sharing in tabletop interactions. The main properties of a Current are flow and path along which the flow of information travels. A flow has a specific directions and speed, while a path gives a Current location and boundary. The 2 main types of Currents are pools and streams. A pool enables drawing a circular boundary around a set of objects on a tabletop and moving them around the surface as a group. This approach builds on the metaphor of a rotating tray. On the other hand, a stream can help organize objects around the edge of a tabletop and is inspired by a airport conveyor belt.nd is inspired by a airport conveyor belt.  +
Design goal Creating integrated workspaces  + , Fostering collaboration  + , Supporting interaction in a free manner  +
Design motivation Creating engaging experiences  + , Designing new types of interactions  +
Device type Public  +
Pattern family Gravity-Like  +
Reference Hinrichs, U., Carpendale, S., Scott, S. D., & Pattison, E. (2005). Interface Currents: Supporting fluent collaboration on tabletop displays. In Smart Graphics (pp. 185-197). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.  +
Summary Interface currents allow for collaboration by moving objects in a constant flow around a workspace. Items can be collected into pools or put into streams to move them to other parts of the shared screen.  +
Categories Interaction techniques  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 4 June 2015 12:46:28  +
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