Summary Dragging information between two screens with a stylus or just drawing a line across their bezels can 'stitch' the two together in a single workspace, no previous pairing required.
Description Hinckley et al. (2004) describe Stitching - an interaction technique that allows users to connect tablet PCs together by making a pen gesture across the screens of both devices with a stylus. Transferring information, such as images, across the devices can be achieved by making a lasso gesture around the images and dragging them with the stylus to another screen. A variation of Stitching is used by Chen et al. (2012) in the United Slates project.
Design motivation Augmenting existing practices, Designing new types of interactions
Design goal Creating integrated workspaces, Designing new interaction techniques, Fostering collaboration, Improving information management across devices, Supporting design of interfaces for dynamic collections of devices, Supporting interaction in a free manner, Supporting joint interaction with information across devices
Device type Semi-private
Enabling technology Displays, Networking technologies, Alternative forms of input
Theory
Reference Hinckley, K., Ramos, G., Guimbretiere, F., Baudisch, P., & Smith, M. (2004). Stitching: pen gestures that span multiple displays. In Proceedings of the working conference on Advanced visual interfaces (pp. 23-31). ACM.
Pattern family Display Grouping
Cites Pick-and-Drop, Hyperdrag, ConnecTable, That One there!, Bumping, SyncTap
Cited by Vacuum, Perspective-Aware Interfaces, Chucking, Codex, The Conduit, EasyGroups, MobiES, Pinch, Conductor, Throwing (MobiComics), Send-to-Me, Retrieving, Voting
Related to Pick-and-Drop, Bumping, SyncTap, Chucking, Codex, The Conduit, Pinch, Conductor
Examples Stitching-example.png
Diagram Diagram for Stitching.png

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