Summary VisPorter allows transferring data from private and semi-private devices to public devices through Proxies, targets towards which to send data. Dragging data across your device's bezel towards a Proxy or leaning your device towards a Proxy causes data to cross over.
Description VisPorter supports collaborative sharing, transfer, and spatial organization of information in a MDE, in addition to synchronous and collaborative creation of concept maps. Transferring information to desired devices is achieved by a flicking gesture in the direction of a display proxy, which is a widget acting as a spatial target for transferring information across devices. Transferring information to the proxy can be achieved by either motion-sensing or a drag-and-drop gesture.
Design motivation Designing new types of interactions
Design goal Creating integrated workspaces, Designing new interaction techniques, Fostering collaboration, Improving information management across devices, Supporting joint interaction with information across devices
Device type Private, Semi-private, Public
Enabling technology Machine-readable data formats, Physical object identification, Networking technologies, Displays, Sensors
Reference Chung, H., North, C., Self, J. Z., Chu, S., & Quek, F. (2014). VisPorter: facilitating information sharing for collaborative sensemaking on multiple displays. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 18(5), 1169-1186.
Pattern family Cross-Device Portals
Cites Pick-and-Drop, MultiSpace, Tilt-to-Preview, Face-to-Mirror the Full Screen, Portals, Cross-Device Pinch-to-Zoom
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Related to Chucking, The Conduit
Examples VisPorter-example.png
Diagram Diagram for VisPorter.png

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