Apperley, M. & Masoodian, M. (2000) Supporting collaboration and engagement using a whiteboard-like display. In Proceedings of CSCW 2000 Workshop on Shared Environments to Support Face-to-Face Collaboration, Philadelphia, USA, 2 December, 2000(pp 22- 26).
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Large interactive display surfaces have the potential to combine the simplicity, spontaneity and presence of a conventional whiteboard with the convenience, clarity, and archiving and retrieval capabilities of a computer display. Recent developments in display projection and large surface digitising have brought the cost of such displays to a level where they can be utilised to support a range of everyday activities. This paper describes the LIDS (Large Interactive Display Surfaces) project, recently commenced at the University of Waikato. LIDS focuses on the use of low-cost whiteboard-like shared interactive displays, and is exploring whiteboard metaphors and lightweight interaction techniques to support group collaboration and engagement. Three closely related application areas are being studied: (i) support for single and multiple site meetings and informal discussions, (ii) the use of such displays in teaching, and (iii) their use in personal information management.
This article has been published in the Proceedings of CSCW 2000 Workshop on Shared Environments to Support Face-to-Face Collaboration, Philadelphia, USA, 2 December, 2000.