Interactions with real and digital elements for collaborative document creation

Mariano Perez Pelaez*, Ikuro Choh

*Corresponding author for this work

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We present a workspace based on a large interactive desktop that provides interaction with digital information and physical objects. This environment is designed to support the tasks that usually are performed at our laboratory work desk, such as workgroup, brainstorming sessions and meetings, for users who can be at the laboratory or accessing to it from a remote location. Digital and real object share the same space and mixed manipulation is easily achieved. Users can transfer information from a real document or any object to create digital versions, or can augment objects with digital information. Also real objects, even others than documents, can be used to perform programmed actions. Any task can be performed with the most ideal physical tool for a given action. Our objective is to use the available technologies to eliminate the barrier between real and digital when interacting with a computer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM 2011 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW 2011
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450305563
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventACM 2011 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW 2011 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 2011 Mar 192011 Mar 23

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW


ConferenceACM 2011 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW 2011


  • Collaboration
  • Interaction design
  • Real and digital

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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