Towards Usable and Useful Multi-Touch Systems

Speaker: Daniel Wigdor , University of Toronto

Date: Friday, November 30, 2007

Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Refreshments: 1:45 PM

Public: Yes

Location: Patil/Kiva Seminar Room G449

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Host: Rob Miller, MIT CSAIL

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Reminder Subject: TALK: Towards Usable and Useful Multi-Touch Systems

In this talk, I will describe our early-stages work seeking to begin to move past the 'wow' factor for multi-touch devices, towards systems which are truly usable by and useful to their users. I will describe our 'table-centric interactive space', and our efforts to apply the results and techniques of various fields of psychology to build a usable multi-surface collaborative environment. I will also describe a new paradigm for multi-touch, the two-sided input device, and our table and portable implementations of this class of system. Finally, I will describe the next steps of our project, including large display interaction for focused multi-user collaboration.

Speaker Biography:
Daniel Wigdor is a Ph.D. candidate at the DGP lab in the department of computer science at the University of Toronto, and a fellow at Harvard's Initiative in Innovative Computing (IIC). Since 2005, he has worked at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) as part of the DiamondSpace project, working to extend tabletop collaboration through the addition of ancillary vertical displays.

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