Chance-It Multi-touch Table
Jessica Hullman, School of Information – Informaton Visualization
Zhang Zhang, School of Art and Design
Yi-Wei Chia, School of Information – Human-Computer Interaction
Tze-Hsiang (Stan) Lin, School of Information – Human-Computer Interaction
Advisor: Mick McQuaid, School of Information, School of Art and Design
We propose to study synthetic thinking in the creative process by developing a multi-touch table application and custom table. Our idea combines chance operations, a collaborative data set, information visualization, and multi-touch to ask how seeing how one’s own synthetic thinking in the creative process in relation to the choices of others affects one’s enjoyment and engagement with a tool. After presenting users with randomly selected digital content such as images from a collaborative data set, our application shows the users how their own choices about which files to keep, and where, compare to those of other users. The user is encouraged to reflect on the larger lifespan of the table and application. The application is simple to understand and use, opening it to the possibility of being used differently depending on users’ subjective preferences. We realize our application on a multi-touch table which we designed to support multiple users in Design Lab 1’s casual context.
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