Put them where? Towards guidelines for positioning large displays in interactive workspaces

Ramona E. Su, Brian P. Bailey

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Abstract

Multiple large displays are being increasingly used in interactive workspaces to enhance individual and group work. However, little research has been conducted to determine whether various configurations of large displays impact users or their tasks differently. We show that such an impact exists, and take steps towards developing guidelines for how to effectively arrange large displays in interactive workspaces. For two large displays, we manipulated their physical separation, angle between them, and symmetry when facing each other and measured time on task, subjective workload, and satisfaction for application relocation tasks. From the results, we produced three useful guidelines: (i) displays can be separated on a horizontal plane up to a subtended visual angle of 45°, (ii) a display should not be placed behind a user, but if necessary, it should be offset relative to the user, and (iii) displays should be positioned at a 45° angle relative to each other rather than being orthogonal. As the use of large displays is increasing, these guidelines should have a broad, practical impact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2005 - IFIP TC13 International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsMaria Francesca Costabile, Fabio Paternò
PublisherSpringer
Pages337-349
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)3540289437, 9783540289432
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Event1st International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications, ADMA 2005 - Wuhan, China
Duration: Jul 22 2005Jul 24 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3585 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other1st International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications, ADMA 2005
Country/TerritoryChina
CityWuhan
Period7/22/057/24/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science

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